International Women’s Day 2023
“Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.”
International Women’s Day website
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day of recognition and celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is celebrated annually on 8th March and has been observed since the early 1900s.
The day is a call to action to promote gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights. It is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of women in all aspects of life, including in the workplace, in politics, in the arts, and in the home.
Celebrating IWD is important because it raises awareness of the ongoing struggle for gender equality and highlights the achievements of women throughout history. It also provides a platform to discuss the issues that women face today and to advocate for change. By celebrating it, we can come together to support and empower women around the world and work towards a more equitable and just society.
What’s happening this year?
The theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity and the aim of the campaign is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
As the IWD website states, “We can all truly embrace equity. It’s not just something we say. It’s not just something we write about. It’s something we need to think about, know, value and embrace. It’s what we believe in, unconditionally. Equity means creating an inclusive world.”
So how can you take part?
Well, each of us can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence. We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion. Collective activism is what drives change. From grassroots action to wide-scale momentum, we can all embrace equity. Forging gender equity isn’t limited to women solely fighting the good fight. Allies are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women.
So this IWD why not strike the #EmbraceEquity pose to show solidarity? Or show support by dressing in campaign colours purple, green, and white, to represent justice, dignity, hope, and purity. Resources on the IWD site signpost users to educational materials and women’s charities that help towards the global support for gender equality. The #IWD23 hashtag will also be used to unite conversations online and whilst you’re at it, why not start a conversation with those near and dear to you. Conversation is, after all, one of the main keys to connect and make positive change.
Find out more here.
Whatever you’re up to this 8th March, Glorious would like to wish you all a very happy International Women’s Day!
Team Glorious x