The Best Celebrity Instagrams From International Women’s Day 2019

See all the best posts from your favorite celebrities

Dua Lipa

Photo: Instagram

Inspiring women surround us everywhere from members of own families, to “Women Who Dare” like Jane Fonda and Patrisse Khan-Cullors of Black Lives Matter, to models tackling fashion’s diversity problem like Precious Lee and Candice Huffine, and beyond.

To give you a dose of feminist inspiration, we rounded up some of our favorite celebrity Instagrams for International Women’s Day 2019.


Angela Bassett

The Oscar-winning leading lady wears her support for IWD on her back in a classic white cotton t-shirt with a philanthropic twist. 100 percent of the profits from the sale of this shirt (and the five others available on Net-a-Porter) will be donated to Women for Women International, a non-profit in the UK that supports female survivors of war to rebuild their lives.

Emma Watson

We grew up with Emma Watson and know her as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter film series. In the years since, the actress has become a feminist icon for her fellow millennials. Back in 2014, the Brown University alumna and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador gave an epic speech about gender pay equality while she promoted HeForShe.

Today, the 28-year-old posted two photos with inspiring captions on Instagram in honor of today. Her second, and lengthier message encourages Brits to vote that Prime Minister Theresa May guarantees sustained funding for rape crisis support services.

View this post on Instagram

🆘 With the awareness generated by #metoo, there is an increased demand for support services as more people are emboldened to name what happened to them.❣️Rape Crisis Centres❣️offer much-needed support to people who have been assaulted across England and Wales (@rapecrisisew), but demand way outstrips supply.❗️This time last year, there were 6,355 survivors on Rape Crisis waiting lists and these can be as long as 14 months.‼️ This means that if a survivor calls to look for support they may be turned away… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⌛️💷 Successive UK governments have failed to fund life-saving services. There are just 44 Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales. 🎯 But the Istanbul Convention (which our Government will soon ratify) sets out a minimum provision of support for victims of rape which would require that there be 150 Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales. 🚨 It’s simply unacceptable that a country like mine falls so far short of the minimum standards set across Europe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📋❤️✍🏻 So on #IWD2019, I encourage you to sign Fern’s petition 👆🏻LINK IN BIO👆🏻and demand that Theresa May guarantees sustained 💰 funding for rape crisis support services, 💌 so the survivors of sexual violence can access the support they need. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔗📋✍🏻 tinyurl.com/FernsPetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💪🏻👩🏼 These are the words of 25-year-old Fern Champion, who was raped in 2016 and has launched a petition 💌 asking the Prime Minister to ensure that specialist rape counselling support is always available for everyone who seeks it: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤲🏻 💔 “By not adequately funding support services this Government is telling survivors that their recovery does not matter and by extension that they do not matter. When you have been raped, the vital, life-saving counselling should just be there when you need it.” 🙌🏻❤️👏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☎️ RAPE CRISIS NATIONAL HELPLINE: 0808 802 9999 (rapecrisis.org.uk)

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande posted a photo of her team and expressed hopes that women are celebrated today and every day. “happy ‘everyday is international women’s day’ 🐈 love, the swt family,” she wrote.

Reese Witherspoon

We know and adore Witherspoon from classic films such as Cruel IntentionsLegally Blonde, and Walk The Line, which won her an Oscar. However, we also adore that this multitalented actress supports female empowerment. Reese’s lifestyle line Draper James is donating a quarter of the profits from the brand’s “Sisterhood” collection to Girls Inc., a non-profit that promotes mentorship and research-based programming to help cultivate the next generation of educated female leaders.

On the Eve of IWD, Reese took to her Instagram Story to shout out Brie Larson and her upcoming Captain Marvel film which is in theaters today.

Annie Lenox

The legendary artist and activist Annie Lenox is using the power of social media to help raise awareness about the global injustices women and girls face in society. You can join her by taking a picture of yourself with a reason why you for fight global gender inequality, and post it on social media with the hashtag #OneReasonWhyImAGlobalFeminist.

Lennox also used her IG to share an Apple Music video campaign featuring Ed Sheeran, Mary J. Blige, Dua Lipa and more talent on fighting for global feminism.

Related article: Longchamp X CRIB Celebrated IWD With An Empowering Event

Miley Cyrus

Cyrus is honoring “some of my favorite bad ass bitches” on Instagram, including Jane Fonda, Beyonce, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, and Ariana Grande. One video shows her singing with Grande dressed in adorable animal onesies; another is a throwback to her speech at Variety’s Power Of Women awards, where she represented her Happy Hippie Foundation.

Hillary Clinton

HRC champions a cornerstone feminist pillar, a woman’s right to choose, so it’s unsurprising that for IWD she posted a message about the issue to her Instagram Story.

“Important legislation introduced yesterday: The Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act would correct the Trump administration’s dangerous decision to remove reporting on reproductive rights from the State Department’s annual reports on human rights practices around the world,” she wrote.

Hillary Clinton IWD IG

Kendall Jenner

The model teased that ZaZa World, her Beats 1 radio show, is dropping a playlist featuring only female artists exclusively on Apple Music. We have a feeling plenty of Beyoncé will appear on Jenner’s setlist.

Priyanka Chopra

The actress paid a tribute to her favourite inspirational women and their words to live by. The video ended with: “Happy Women’s Day! Let’s be proud of ourselves not just today but every day for everything that we do.”

View this post on Instagram

Happy Women's Day

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on

Dua Lipa

Double Grammy winner Dua Lipa called on governments to support and protect women fighting for their rights around the world: “Now is the time to stand with women’s movements like never before! Shout out to all the incredible women around the world and fighting for change. I love you.”

Related article: Celebrate International Women’s Day With Net-A-Porter

Alexa Chung

Chung teamed up with Net-a-Porter alongside Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant, Rosie Assoulin, Ellery and Perfect Moment, to launch exclusive T-shirts with proceeds benefitting non-profit charity, Women for Women International. She took to Instagram to honour IWD and called for women to “spill over the edges of how they expect/ prefer you to behave without apology.”

Irene Kim

Model and influencer Irene Kim paired up with Global Fund for Women activist Bishnu Maya Gharti, who took over Kim’s Instagram on IWD to share her story about the girls and women in Nepal.

David Beckham

David Beckham paid tribute to the women in his life: “I’m so blessed to have these amazing women in my life, they inspire me every single day .. Happy International Women’s Day to all the inspirational women around the world.”

Gisele Bündchen

The model posted a photo taken with her mother and five sisters on Instagram and wrote, “Today and every day, I celebrate all women. Let’s support and lift each other up! We are stronger when we are together.”

View this post on Instagram

Happy women’s day! I feel so blessed that I got to grow up surrounded by six incredible women: my mom, and my five sisters. We are all so different, but we complement one another, and we help each other grow! As women we are naturally empathetic, loving and caring. We nurture life! Today and every day, I celebrate all women. Let’s support and lift each other up! We are stronger when we are together. 👭❤🌟 Feliz dia das mulheres! Me sinto abençoada por ter crescido rodeada de seis mulheres incríveis, minha mãe e minhas cinco irmãs. Somos todas tão diferentes, mas nos complementamos e ajudamos umas às outras a crescer! Como mulheres somos naturalmente empáticas, amorosas e acolhedoras. Nós nutrimos a vida! Hoje e todos os dias, celebro as mulheres. Vamos apoiar umas às outras! Somos mais fortes quando estamos juntas.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on

Kristen Bell

The actress showed her support for the Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund that prevents conflict, responds to crises, and seizes on peace-building opportunities for women.

Eva Chen

The director of fashion partnerships at Instagram shared her hopes for the next generation of young girls. “May you grow to be bold, brave, and LOUD. The world is yours to change.”

Related article: 6 Asian Influencers We Can’t Stop Obsessing Over

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.

More From

Life