At a time when women are dominating headlines for reasons such as sexual abuse, lack of equal pay and continued marginalisation in certain cultures, there couldn’t be a better time to unite and encourage motivation and positivity.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also highlights a call to action to fast-track gender parity.
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continues to grow from strength to strength.
This year’s campaign theme is #PressforProgress
With global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.
And while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day, both individually and collectively, helped by a strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.
International Women’s Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let’s all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let’s all #PressforProgress.
Visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com for much more information and ways in which you can be involved.