International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.
It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognised each year on March 8. It is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organisations, corporations and charities.
The day is marked around the world with arts performances, talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches. We will be covering equality and discussing related topics in registration and assemblies this week.
Helping children of all ages and all genders find inspiration and courage from diverse women role models is key to education. And teaching children and young adolescents to actively question and openly challenge stereotypes and bias is important because it helps forge a more inclusive world. We can all play our part in the education of children about gender equality issues and now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.
So take time on International Women’s Day to think about not only inspirational women in the public eye but also the extraordinary women in our everyday lives.
Anne Frank Michelle Obama Oprah Winfrey Amelia Earhart
J.K.Rowling Rosa Parks Beyonce Hillary Clinton