Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal.

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #EachForEqual.

“IWD for me represents the triumph over generations of struggle for women to be able to gain the same respect, value and opportunities as men, allowing us to step into the fullness of our female existence. We still have more to do, but as a gender, we will not accept being put down or discriminated against. This day is also about celebrating the richness and abundance of roles that women have, whether it be mothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, carers, mentors, friends or wives, the legacies we create are transgenerational and changing the world one woman at a time.”

Dr Larisa Corda

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