International Women’s Day

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This year for International Women’s Day, taking place on the 8th March, we are asked to ‘Be Bold for Change’ to help develop the gender equality throughout the world.

This globally celebrated day helps to highlight social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. Inspiring, influencing and encouraging growth with the limitless potential offered to an empowered imagination.

The organisation is committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, challenge bias stereotypes as well as calling the masses for a gender-balanced humanity.  Valuing both women and men’s contributions equally will create a better outlook for the future generations.

Campaigns:

  1. Progressive employers – Taking bold action helps to create a more inclusive environment for everyone to work in. This project will be across the Asia Pacific region.
  2. Police in local communities – They are being bold to raise greater awareness about equality. This campaign is in the Hampshire Police station.
  3. Challenging art – Artfinder is stamping out sexism within art.
  4. Supporting equality in sportsDulwich Hamlet Football Club are wearing a purple kit supporting International Women’s Day.
  5. Rallying Corporate Employees – AECOM’s will help to recognize the advancing leadership and identifying biased behaviour.
  6. Encouraging women to code – General Assembly is running campaigns throughout 11 different cities encouraging women to get involved with technology and coding.
  7. Universities – The University of Sheffield, Hull and Trinity College Dublin are all running campaigns that include rewarding actions, film screenings, lectures, lunches, performances, podcasts, and photo-shoots in celebration of the empowerment of women.

Taking action

Within each campaign they have selected an overall aim to achieve. These include:

  • Challenging bias and inequality
  • Fighting against violence
  • Advancing women’s rights
  • Celebrating women’s achievements
  • Encouraging women’s education

Be a part of the groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change, for more information visit International Women’s Day website: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Here are some charities in support to International Women’s Day:

The Malala Fund: https://www.malala.org/

Catalyst: http://www.catalyst.org/community/connect-us

World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts: https://www.wagggs.org/en/

Sponsor a Sister: http://www.womenforwomen.org.uk/sponsor-a-sister

SHIVA: http://www.shivacharity.com/

and many others.