Today is International Women’s Day, which is observed on March 8th every year globally celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, plus a few other things to know in 2022.
For example, every year it has a theme and this year’s theme was announced on The International Women’s Day website as #BreakTheBias saying:
“Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.”
IWD organizers are asking people to pose with their arms crossed as a symbol of their commitment to calling out bias, dismantling stereotypes, and rejecting discrimination and inequality and to strike the IWD #BreakTheBias pose.
The public is being encouraged to photograph themselves in the pose and submit pictures to the official website. If you want to take part, you can do this here.
More About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.