International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8, provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women’s equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more.
The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, professional associations, women’s networks, charities and non-profit bodies, the media and more.
Collectively every person and all groups can make a difference within their sphere of influence by taking concrete action to help build a more gender-equal world. From small powerful grassroots gatherings to large-scale conference and events – International Women’s Day is celebrated everywhere. It’s a big day for inspiration and change.
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This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to show their commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world by taking a photo with your hand raised. Share your photo supporting International Women’s Day 2021 by posting your photo on our website or social media feeds and use #ChooseToChallenge.