International Women's Day: 8 March 2021
International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on 8 March to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights and violence against women. International Women's Day has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering held in 1911.The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose to Challenge'. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let's all #ChooseToChallenge!
Throughout history, women have been working hard to ensure that the female voice is heard. Whether that means working in politics, becoming an activist for social change, fighting fires in the service, being a paramedic saving lives, a rescuer coming to the assistance during someone’s need or breaking barriers in athletics, women have gone the extra mile to gain equality and advocate for a better world.
Let us take this time to honour the women that have fought for our freedom of speech, voting rights and the ability to be all we can be.
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“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ~ Shirley Chisholm
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