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International Women's Day 2022

March the 8th is International Women’s Day 2022.

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 globally recognised event. It is described by the organisers as a 'global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.'

It's also a brilliant opportunity to celebrate and showcase the huge accomplishments of women from all over the world, and continue to break down the barriers that some women may still face in life, in the workplace, and in other scenarios.Post on social media celebrating IWD using the #BreakTheBias hashtag.

International Women’s Day 2022 campaign theme is #BreakTheBias.

"Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality."

How can I 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;

  • 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 #BreakTheBias
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 brood. 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.”

 
 
 
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Christine McGuinness

“Christine works so hard in autism advocacy as all three of her children are diagnosed, and she herself is now diagnosed! As an autistic woman with an autistic child and a husband on the adult waiting list, 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'"

 
 
 
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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."

 
 
 
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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 19 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.” 

 
 
 
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Our verdict...

International Women's Day is a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the women of this world, and showcase their accomplishments. We're so proud to be part of a huge community of women, who support other women and who lift each other up. We hope that you all have a fantastic International Women's Day and that you take the day as an opportunity to reflect on everything that you've achieved.

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