It’s 2021, and it’s International Women’s Day.

It’s 2021, and it’s International Women’s Day.

It’s 2021, and it’s International Women’s Day.


First off, who and what is IWD? International Women’s Day exists to showcase a promise, a commitment to women’s equality. They champion achievements of women, run ground breaking initiatives, celebrate gender parity gains and so much more! 


Every year they theme the day, 8th March and this year the theme is all about choosing to challenge.


Challenge? Who and what are we challenging? Well, it can be literally anything, from gender bias and inequality, to unkind behaviour and backwards thinking. Anything that feels archaic and puts women down. 


IWD highlightshighlight (and we agree!) that we can’t move forward if unproductive ways of thinking continue, and everyone can do their part by challenging this old and unproductive behaviour. You should feel empowered to stand up for yourself, stand up for women and be confident in choosing to challenge people and behaviour that isn’t supportive of women and gender parity.


Living in an inclusive society is a privilege not offered to many, there are too many people who don’t get to live that way, who don’t have freedoms that we take advantage of in our everyday life. So, while we’re perhaps considered the lucky ones, things are far from perfect and every little action takes us all collectively further in the right direction.

 


For IWD 2021 the team are running an amazing social campaign. Simply search the hashtag #ChooseToChallenge to get some inspo and then post your own. We’ve got some top tips below: 

  • raise your hand assertively and strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose to show solidarity and support
  • post across social media using the hashtags #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021
  • like, repost, save and comment on the #ChooseToChallenge posts of others


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