International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- celebrate women’s achievements
- raise awareness about women’s equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities‘
Celebrate with me!
This year’s theme for IWD is #ChooseToChallenge:
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme
I have written several poems which fit well with this theme, and I will be publishing them throughout the day, from 9am CET onwards. If you wish to join me in celebrating women’s achievements and calling for equality, simply link up a poem on this theme, or post to Twitter tagging @Experimentsinfc or Instagram tagging @experimentsinfiction. You can also use the hashtags #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021 to help spread the message far and wide. I am really looking forward to this day of celebration and protest, and I hope you will join me!
And if that wasn’t enough of a call to action, here’s the Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin: