Wednesday was “International Women’s Day” — a day in which many reflected on the battles which women have fought through the years as well as the ways to ensure true equality can be brought forth. With so much focus especially in the mainstream media on the wage gap, abortion, and other issues, other ideas of empowerment can often be lost in the conversation.

This hasn’t stopped a number of prominent female activists to step up and fight for what they see to be a major obstacle, especially for women nowadays. With the Campus Carry movement gaining tractions across the country, Antonia Okafor, former Southwest Regional Director of Students for Concealed Carry, Joanna Rodriguez of Turning Point USA and Lydia Longoria decided to work together to form a group which would provide a female voice for campus carry on college campuses.

The organization is described as:

“EmPOWERed seeks to unite women on college campuses who support owning and carrying firearms for self-defense purposes. It provides a community of women on campus to encourage and inspire one another to seek part of their empowerment from regular self-defense training-with and without a firearm.”

Although they have already started outreach on college campuses, they are looking to raise money to become an officially recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization. Their training certainly can provide a very effective way to help fight against many issues which are actively taking place on college campuses.

Be sure to read more about the organization here

If you would like to help out their fundraising effort to achieve their goal, be sure to go to their GoFundMe. This type of organization is certainly something which will catch significant attention across the country.

What do you think about this organization? Is EmPOWERed a good a idea to have on college campuses? Does campus carry make campuses safer for women and men alike? Let HYPELINE News know what you think in the comments!

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