Celebrating International Women’s Day

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What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on March 8th, is a global day dedicated to recognizing the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while also raising awareness about the ongoing fight for gender equality.

The history of IWD dates back to the early 1900s, when women’s rights activists organized rallies and marches to demand equal rights and suffrage. Since then, IWD has grown to become a global event, celebrated in countries around the world.


This year, the theme is “Cracking the Code” which highlights the role that bold, transformative ideas, inclusive technologies, and accessible education can play in combatting discrimination and the marginalisation of women globally.

Innovation is a driver of change and by embracing new technologies and championing the unique skills and knowledge of women in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM), we can accelerate our progress towards a gender equal future.

Despite significant progress in recent years, gender inequality still exists in many areas of society. Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions, experience discrimination in the workplace, and are more likely to live in poverty. Gender-based violence remains a serious issue, with women and girls disproportionately affected.

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How Can I Get Involved on International Women’s Day?

However, there are many ways that people can support the cause of gender equality on International Women’s Day and beyond. Some examples include:

  • Educating yourself about issues of gender inequality: This can include reading books, watching documentaries, and following organizations that work towards gender equality.
  • Supporting women-led businesses and organizations: By choosing to support women-led businesses and organizations, you can help to promote gender equality in the economy.
  • Volunteering: Many organizations rely on volunteers to help them with their work towards gender equality. Whether it’s helping to organize events or providing administrative support, volunteering can be a great way to get involved and make a difference.
  • Speak up and advocate for gender equality: Use your voice to raise awareness about issues of gender inequality and to advocate for change. This can include writing letters to politicians, signing petitions, and speaking out about issues that are important to you.
  • Be an ally: Be an ally to women, this includes listening, educating ourselves, and standing against discrimination and inequality.
  • Challenge gender bias when you see it: Speak up and challenge gender bias when you see it, whether it’s in the workplace, in the media, or in your personal life.
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International Women’s Day is an important reminder of the ongoing need to address gender inequality and promote equality for women. By educating ourselves, supporting organizations that work towards gender equality, and advocating for change, we can all play a part in creating a more fair and just world for women.

As a business, we pledge to actively promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in all aspects of our operations, both in the workplace and in the communities we serve. On International Women’s Day and every day, we commit to creating a culture of respect and inclusivity, where all individuals are valued and have equal opportunities to succeed.


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