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International Women’s Day 2021

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.

Many important activities take place 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

This Year’s Theme…

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let’s all #ChooseToChallenge.

The Colours That Symbolize International Women’s Day

Purple, green and white are the colours of International Women’s Day. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolises hope. White represents purity. The colours are said to have originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) founded in the UK in 1908.

Who Supports International Women’s Day?

The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. It encompasses countries, groups and organisations throughout the world. No particular government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network, or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day – it is a coming together for one cause by many across the globe.

International Women’s Day celebrates and is your day to do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women everywhere.

March 7, 2021

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