The 8th March marks International Women’s Day, when countries all around the globe celebrate the achievements of women and rally together for gender equality.
This historical day celebrates the achievements of women all across the world and is a time for reflection of how far women have come.
This is even more important this year as women have stood at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organisers and leaders. The crisis has highlighted the centrality and importance of their contributions.
According to the official site:
International Women’s Day 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. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
This is the day to:
- celebrate women’s achievements
- raise awareness about women’s equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is: Choose To Challenge
A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let’s all #ChooseToChallenge.
Find out more about what International Women’s Day aims to achieve here.
Find out more about the history of International Women’s Day here.
Join the International Women’s Day community here.
I would love to know who inspires you, join me on social media to follow my shares from my great grandmother to women all over the World, past & current breaking down barriers and achieving brave, bold things. I’m priviliged to know and work with such a diverse group of women.