International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that honors women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also serves as a call to action for achieving gender parity sooner rather than later. Globally, there is a lot of activity as people join together to celebrate women’s accomplishments or to march for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
celebrate women’s achievements
raise awareness about women’s equality
lobby for accelerated gender parity
fundraise for female-focused charities
#BreakTheBias is the campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2022. Bias, whether intentional or unconscious, makes it difficult for women to advance. It’s not enough to be aware that bias exists. To level the playing field, action is required.
The colors of International Women’s Day are purple, green, and white. Purple is the color of justice and dignity. Green is the color of hope. White is a contentious notion that denotes purity. In 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the United Kingdom created the colors.