2021 FACULTY-WIDE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY PROGRAMME
In celebration of International Women's Day 2021, the Gender Equality Team across the Faculty planned an exciting programme of events and initiatives for all staff and students.
International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated globally on 8th March each year, this day is a great opportunity for everyone to come together to:
- celebrate women's achievements
- raise awareness about women's equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CAMPAIGN THEME
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements and collectively, we can all play a part in creating an inclusive world.
Staff and students were encouraged to get involved in the 2021 International Women's Day theme by raising their hand high to show that they commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality. We were delighted with the response on social media to the #ChooseToChallenge pose which was aimed at showing support and solidarity and encouraging further people to commit to helping to forge an inclusive world.
From challenge comes change, so let's all Choose To Challenge not only on International Women's Day, but every day!
@MHLSQUB #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021
[Photo: Property of International Women's Day 2021]