International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the world. The day also marks a call to action to the world, for accelerating women's equality! International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively around the world. IWD is not solely country, group or organization specific, it's an initiative for equality.
This year IWD will take place on Sunday, March 8th, 2020. Learn about IWD on their website, and check out below how SCIC is getting involved with the campaign!
What is the Global Campaign Theme?
From the official IWD website, this year's theme for International Women's Day campaign is #EachforEqual. An equal world is an enabled world, where individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. With this responsibility, we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender-equal world.
Furthermore, equality is not a women's issue, it's a business issue and gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. A gender-equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious - so what's not great about that? The race is on for the gender-equal boardroom, a gender-equal government, gender-equal media coverage, gender-equal workplaces, gender-equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth - so let's make it happen. Let's be #EachforEqual.
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How to Get Involved
Strike the #EachforEqual pose. Stand in support of International women's day by putting your arms out front and STRIKE THE #EachforEqual POSE to motivate others and to make International Women's Day YOUR day.
Do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women everywhere. Post your #IWD2020 message on social media with your "hands out" equal pose for a strong call-to-action for others to support #EachforEqual. In your post feel free to tag SCIC on our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram @Saskcic so we have the opportunity to share your message as well!
Additionally, join us at the Mackenzie Art Gallery for an open event, where SCIC, along with many other organizations will stand together to represent International Women's Day right here in Saskatchewan. Click here for our event page and be sure to follow our socials for more information. Can't wait to see you there!
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