Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

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Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
Left: Defining equality and equity Below: IWD Image “Embrace Equity.” Art by Faith Leung Hong Kong lettering artist, illustrator and children’s book designer based in London.
International Women’s Day (IWD) arrives on March 8 and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. The concept of his year’s campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA and it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.
So, what’s the difference between “equity” and “equality?” They derive from the same Latin root, aequus, meaning “even” or “fair” or “equal,” and are often used interchangeably. Yet, despite these similarities, equity and equality are inherently different concepts. The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to get the world talking about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough” and can, in fact, be exclusionary rather than inclusive.
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WOMEN TAKING CHARGE IN CHANGING TIMES

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