Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and the 2016 Campaign Theme is Pledge for Parity.
“Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement, and while there is much to celebrate, progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places”.
Let’s all do our part to take concrete steps to help achieve gender parity more quickly – whether by
- helping women and girls achieve their ambitions,
- calling for gender-balanced leadership,
- respecting and valuing difference,
- developing more inclusive and flexible cultures, and
- rooting out workplace bias.
Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.
Please share through your social networks, using #pledgeforparity and #IWD2016
In the meantime, check out this Timeline of Women’s Footprints in History
Thanks for helping to spread the word!
* Much of the verbage in this post was taken from the International Women’s Day website *
I am an international women so I guess I should join the celebration ! As women , it’s our work to help each other . Thanks for the heads up . 😊
Wish we could get to the point where this was no longer necessary!
I’m in. The beautiful thing about IWD is you know the food is going to be awesome!
Reblogged this on Gardening Nirvana and commented:
Today is International Women’s Day. I’m sharing this from my friend Laurie’s blog, Life on the Bike. Laurie recently ran for state delegate in an effort to balance the disparity of women in office. She’s also a health care practitioner, serving the needs of women every day. Let’s spread the word.
Reblogged! Thank you, Laurie for all you do.
Thanks for reminding us that we still have a long way to go towards equality – it’s sad but true.
Women rights and equality….I can’t believe we are still in this process……Have a great weekend.
There shouldn’t be a need for International Women’s Day just as there is none for International Men’s Day- that I know of. If anything we should have an International People’s Day where we acknowledge and celebrate the diversity or the world’s populace.
Such a agreat idea – about time they gave us our own day. Would be nicer if they treated us equally the rest of the year too LOL!!