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International Women’s Day
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March 22 – April 21
Transgender Day of Visibility
Gender Equality Month
Did you know that the United Nations Development Program found that almost 90% of men and women hold some kind of bias against women?
This year, the theme for the month is “Break the Bias”. By celebrating Gender Equality month we get to celebrate women, mitigate gender bias through education and awareness, and call for equality!
Gender Equality has continuously been fought by courageous folks since 400 B.C. when the first female gynecologist practiced medicine in Greece when women faced the death penalty for doing so. In 1893 Kate Sheppard petitioned and made New Zealand the first self-governing country to grant voting rights to women. In 1960 Rigoberta Menchú campaigned for social justice and indigenous persons’ rights and became the first indigenous person to win a Nobel Peace Prize. In 1973 Billie Jean King threatened to boycott the US Open unless women are given equal prize money as men. As recently as 2022, the Men’s and Women’s US National Teams signed a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer formally closing a long and sometimes acrimonious fight over equal pay.
There’s still a lot of work to do but we can imagine a gender equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Join the International Women’s Day Organization this year and #embraceequity.
LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT BOOK?
Check out Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Women explaining how, in a world largely build for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. Explore case studies, stories, and new research illustrating the hidden ways in which women are excluded from the very building blocks of the world we live in, and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing.
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Read this quick article on Gender Equality today.