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International Women’s Day 2020

by Bump, Baby & You

March the 8th is International Women’s Day 2020.

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating women and bringing attention to the focal point of women’s rights. This has been an annual event ever since 1911, and is a global event!

The IWD website states:

“International Women’s Day (March 8) 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.”

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.”

How To Get Involved.

You can find out more about IWD projects that you can get involved with here. Our top ideas for putting the spotlight on IWD are;

  • Post on social media celebrating IWD using the #EachForEqual hashtag.
  • Donate to a women’s charity/shelter/organsation.
  • Hold an event and donate proceeds to a women’s charity of your choosing; a cocktail party, coffee morning, clothing sale etc are all fab ideas.
  • Share stories from other inspirational women who speak out about equality this weekend.
  • Share your own inspirational story in honour of #EachForEqual.

Women Our Parenting Community Look Up To…

We asked the mums over in our online community to tell us which famous women they look up to and why! Of course, our mums, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and best friends are all women that we look up to for so many reasons, but we also wanted to know which public figures are inspirational women. Here are the top 5 votes:

Stacey Solomon

“Stacey is so… REAL. She doesn’t whitewash anything, which I really love, and she’s such a loving mum to her boys. Her friendship with Mrs Hinch is just the icing on the cake – a match made in heaven. I think she’s someone that real mums everywhere can take inspiration from without it being unrealistic.”

Christine McGuinness

“Christine works so hard in autism advocacy as all three of her children are diagnosed, plus she has publicly said before that she herself has some traits of autism. As an autistic woman with a child going through the assessment and diagnostic process for autism, she is someone I am glad to see putting a spotlight on autism and rather than demonising it, she’s totally normalising it which it SHOULD be, because it’s a condition that has always been around… just misunderstood. Her work is showing the world that there are different types of ‘normal’.”

Kate (Duchess of Cambridge)

“For me Kate is someone I look up to as a woman. She is so dignified and pushed through SO MUCH public criticism in the early days to become who she is now. She’s a real hands-on mum which is so fresh for the Royal Family. I love her charity work, and how she is so involved in every single Royal engagement she does.”

Ashley Graham

“Ashley Graham for me is such an inspiration. She is curvaceous and promotes so much body positivity, which is so valuable for mummies. Her breastfeeding posts are really inspiring too as they show that breastfeeding your baby really is normal!”

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Greta Thunberg

“Possibly a divisive choice here but I find Greta really incredible. She is so vocal and brave, and for a 17 year old to be taking on world leaders over something she is so passionate about, it takes a LOT of courage. I think that if we had other teenagers speaking up on important topics rather than messing around, we could have a lot of positive changes, she is a good example to our kids… Speak up, be passionate, make changes. Even if you disagree with her message on climate change.”

 


Tell us in the comments – which women inspire you?

Love from Katie & Team BBY. Xx

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