International Women’s Day takes place on March 8 every year to celebrate women’s rights, women’s contributions to society, raises and inspires people to act in the ongoing fight for gender equality and show support for organisations that help women globally. This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge. It feels incredibly timely and highlights the importance of challenging stereotypes, biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world.
The 2020 theme was #EachforEqual; 2019’s was #BalanceforBetter. In 2018, the theme of International Women’s Day was #PressforProgress, the 2017 Women’s Day theme was #BeBoldforChange, and the 2016 theme was #PledgeforParity.
We’re in the planning stages at the moment, but keep an eye out for more information in the coming days. Given the current circumstances, we are anticipating that the event will be run virtually to enable as much participation as possible.