This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating all the amazing women who are part of the FCM family across New Zealand, and what they’ve achieved. Women’s Day is an international day to recognise the incredible contributions womankind are making in the world.
So what is International Women’s Day?
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911.
The day is not country, group or organisation specific - and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.
IWD 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.
2020’s Theme – Each for Equal
International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual
An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.
Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. Let's all be #EachforEqual.
IWD 2020 sees a number of MISSIONS to help forge a gender equal world. Celebrating women's achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key. Read more about the missions below:
- Champion women forging tech innovation
- Applaud equality for women athletes
- Forge inclusive workplaces so women thrive
- Support women to earn on their own terms
- Empower women through health education
- Increase visibility for women creatives
Our People – Celebrating IWD 2020
How can I take part in IWD?
Everyone, everywhere, can get involved with International Women's Day supporting the #EachforEqual 2020 campaign theme to help forge women's equality.