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International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on 8 March

International Women’s Day is an annual event when we promote gender equality, recognise the achievements of women, and work to understand the challenges that lie ahead of us as we work to become a more equal society.

Each year has a theme, in 2023 the theme is #EmbraceEquity:

"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.

And to truly embrace equity, means to deeply believe, value, and seek out difference as a necessary and positive element of life. To embrace equity means to understand the journey required to achieve women's equality.

The IWD 2023 campaign theme drives worldwide understanding why Equal opportunities aren't enough!

Learn about the 2023 IWD campaign theme here, and consider the difference between equity and equality."

Read more on the International Women’s Day website.


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