International Women’s Day 2017

The World, 8th March 2017

IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange

For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange.
Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.

Every person – women, men and non-binary people – can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. So around the world, International Women’s Day provides an important opportunity for ground breaking action that can truly drive greater change for women.

Use International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 as an important opportunity to:

  • celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women
  • declare bold actions you’ll take as an individual or organization to help progress the gender agenda because purposeful action can accelerate gender parity across the world

SOURCE: “International Women’s Day 2017.” IWD website viewed 8 March 2017

Link to website

IWD 2017: In the News

ABC News Online – International Women’s Day: The militant history of a global celebration

The Syndey Morning Herald
International Women’s Day: snapshot of Australian women’s financial wellbeing

Anne Summers’ call to arms on International Women’s Day: Calling …

Courier Mail – Kylie Lang: International Women’s Day is pure tokenism

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