This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Break the bias”.
Individually, we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions.
We can break the bias in our communities, workplaces, schools, colleges, and universities.
Whether is it deliberate or unconscious, the bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.
Did you know?
The first official International Women’s Day was in 1975 when it was recognised by the United Nations (UN). However, its origins came about earlier in 1908 when a women’s rights march in New York saw 15,000 people advocating for better pay and voting rights.
How can you get involved?
You can get involved by sending an image of yourself with your arms crossed in front of your chest to represent the #BreakTheBias theme this year!
Make sure to share them on social media and show support by dressing in campaign colours purple, green and white to represent justice, dignity, hope and purity.