Today is International Women’s Day!

 

IWD

International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed on March 8th of every year and was created to acknowledge the academic, economic, social, and cultural achievements of women! IWD originated in the early 1900’s and no singular organization is responsible for the day. Many charities, educational institutions, corporations, and organizations honor and celebrate IWD. Many of these groups organize events to celebrate the accomplishments of women. Each year the efforts behind IWD increase and the gap of gender equality is slowly shrinking.

The theme this year is #PledgeForParity. All are invited to pledge to take concrete steps in the direction of gender parity. According to studies done by the World Economic Forum the gender gap will not be fully closed until 2133. This lengthy timeline is due to a recent slump in the pacing of the race to reach gender parity. When men and women join forces and pledge to take steps in the direction of gender parity, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

To make your pledge and learn a bit more about IWD please visit the link below.

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme

Sources: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme http://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

Image Source: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/staff/equality/women/womensday/about/

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