International Women’s Day is a global campaign celebrated annually on the 8th of March. The purpose of the campaign is to commemorate the social, cultural, political and economic contributions of women throughout history.
The first International Women’s Day gathering took place in 1911. Over one million people participated in the event worldwide. With the outbreak of World War One in 1914, social gatherings were grounded to halt, but women continued to march on International Women’s Day.
You can view a detailed timeline of the history of International Women’s Day and the activities that have taken place throughout the years here.
This year’s theme
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreaktheBias. The theme was chosen to provide women with an opportunity to ‘break the bias’ and call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping when they see it happen.
How can you support International Women’s Day this year?
If you’re looking to champion your own International Women’s Day campaign, the International Women’s Day organisation has a variety of resources, activities, and videos available to download on their website.
You can also attend virtual and in-person events in your local city. Click here to search for the local events that are happening in your city.
You can support the 2022 IWD theme of ‘breaking the bias’ by crossing your arms to show solidarity and taking a photo to share on social media using #BreakTheBias. The pose shows your commitment to calling out bias, stereotypes, inequality, and rejecting discrimination. To learn more about the #BreakTheBias pose and how to share your photo for International Women’s Day, click here.
What are we doing for International Women’s Day?
As part of our parent company, Acacium Group. We will be running a talk lounge led by our own female leaders in the group for International Women’s Day. Along with a job shadow scheme led by a team of women. We will also be running a charity collection across our offices to collect essential items for women across the world.
Throughout the year, we will be supporting a variety of events. To keep up to date with what we're up to, make sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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