The world commemorates the 8th of every March as International Women’s Day to celebrate their achievements as well as find solutions to burning women issues. However, celebrations will be different this year due to the pandemic currently faced by the world. Nevertheless, there are still safe ways to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here is how:
1) #Choose To Challenge.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration is #Choose To Challenge. This theme calls for action to “call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.”
You can join the challenge by taking a photo of yourself raising your hand high and share it on your preferred social media platform(s) using #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021.
2) Organize or Join a virtual Forum.
One of the things that the pandemic taught us is to make good use of technology. So in these trying times, one can organize a virtual forum or join one to celebrate IWD.
In 2020, we have seen how women broke the glass ceiling to hold powerful positions, a perfect example is when Kamala Harris became the first female Vice President of the USA. However, more needs to be done for other women still at the ladder to level up. Share your experience to inspire others, talk about issues hindering the progress of women and find solutions to them through an online panel. Remember, it’s safer as well. No crowds, no physical contact and no Covid 19.
3) Support and celebrate other women’s success.
No matter how we choose to challenge, if we do not support or celebrate other women, the fight against gender bias will go nowhere. During this celebration shop from your favourite woman brand be it in fashion, food or Tech. Also, celebrate their achievements, this will not only encourage them to do more but will also inspire thousands of young girls–to choose to challenge.
4) Involve men in the conversations
And who said IWD is just celebrated by women? Most initiative during this celebration only target women. For us to live a society free from gender bias, men have to be involved in conversations regarding women. These people are husbands, brothers, business partners, employers to name a few.
Hearing women’s stories and been involved in the conversations help men understand problems and help in finding solutions.
Happy International Women’s Day– in advance to you all.
We at The Sisters Show #Choose To Challenge you all #To Choose to Challenge.