Call for Submissions: International Women’s Day, March 8

“Overall women in our society are forgetting the value and power of sisterhood. Renewed feminist movement must once again raise the banner high to proclaim a new "Sisterhood is powerful.” Bell Hooks 


IWD Submission Flyer 

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The celebration of IWD is an act of solidarity! 


Looking for a way to showcase your talent while celebrating International Women’s Day this year? 


The Center for Women’s Global Leadership is excited to announce hosting two events: 

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - We will be hosting an open mic to give YOU the opportunity to share your talent LIVE with the Rutgers community!


  • We will be accepting short story submissions for the chance to be featured on the website of the Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence ( 

Short Story Instruction:

Write a 600-word article sharing thoughts or ideas in response to the new JiG guidebook 'Silence and Omissions: A Media Guide for Covering Gender-Based Violence,', or write an original opinion piece on how to address the crisis of femicide.  Submissions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 8, and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will receive feedback, and publication on the JiG website, and will become a member of the JiG network of women journalists.

Calling all: 

  • Vocal performances 
  • Poets 
  • Spoken word artists 
  • Writers 
  • All submissions are welcome! 

IWD Open Mic submission form | Short Story submission form



Open for Rutgers University students only


For more information, please contact: 

Hasnaa Mokhtar

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