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International Women’s Day 2023: Embrace Equity

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Mar 07, 2023

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity (IWD, 2023) 

On March 8, people all over the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day – and the achievements made by women, as well as a continued call to action to improve equality (and equity) for women. 

The theme this year is “Embrace Equity.”  Seven missions/objectives have been identified for this year: 

  • Celebrate women creating change (in technology, community, workplaces and more) 
  • Elevate the work of creative women, and elevate visibility  
  • Create inclusive work cultures that celebrate achievements and help careers thrive 
  • Improve and advance the arena of women in the realm of innovation and technology 
  • Uplift and inspire women to pursue goals without bias /barrier 
  • Empower women to make their own informed choices regarding their health  
  • Celebrate female athletes and celebrate when equality in pay, sponsorship and visibility is achieved  (IWD, 2023) 

In honor of international women’s day, we have compiled some of our favorite quotes that inspire us to keep going, and keep striving for better: 

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinem  
“…Each for Equal means it’s everybody’s business, everybody has a role; to achieve equality everyone’s going to have to be involved” Cobie Rudd 
“When we demand Woman Suffrage, we can only do so on the ground, not that it should be a right attached to the possession to a certain amount of property, but that it should be inherent in the woman herself” Clara Zetkin 
“ the transformation of silence into action, it is vitally necessary for each one of us to establish or examine her function in that transformation and recognize her role as vital within that transformation” Audre Lorde 
“It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for acting” Simone de Beauvoir 

International Women's Day 2023 / Journée internationale de la femme 2023by charmaine_library

#Embrace Equity / #adoptez l'équité