Celebrate International Women’s Day!
Written by Brittany Styles on March 8, 2021
The organizers of International Women’s Day hope this year’s theme — #ChooseToChallenge — “will inspire individuals to challenge biases, question stereotypes and celebrate the achievements of women around the world.”
What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day began in 1911. It’s a “day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.”
When there’s not a global pandemic; there would be events, festivals, marathons, and other events to celebrate. However, due to Covid most of the celebrations will be virtual this year.
How to participate in International Women’s Day on social media
The pose is simply raising your hand high to “show your commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world,” the website says.
Devon Peterika from the #USA is raising her hand to support #IWD2021 👏🏽 Collectively, we can all help create a #genderequal world and we can #ChooseToChallenge #bias and #inequality. Let's hear how you're supporting the #IWDtheme pic.twitter.com/ACSpUF5g5L— Women's Day (@womensday) February 16, 2021
Find out more information about International Women’s Day here!