WHEN: March 8th, 2018
WHERE: world wide
International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme:
Gender parity won’t happen overnight. And sources cite that women’s equality is still a long way off.
But the good news is that across the world, women are making positive gains, day by day. And there’s a strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.
But we can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
Together, let’s be tenacious in really accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let’s all Press for Progress.
Collectively we can all play a part
Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “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.”
Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900’s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women’s Day belongs to all communities everywhere – governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more. Whether through a global conference, community gathering, classroom lesson or dinner table conversation – everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for greater gender parity.
So make International Women’s Day YOUR day and do what you can to truly make a difference for women.
Press for Progress!
Read more about this yearly event on Wikipedia…