The International Women’s Day website states that, “The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from the notion of ‘Collective Individualism.’ We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. Collectively we can make change happen. Collectively we can each help to create a gender equal world.”
This year’s theme is #EachforEqual, focusing on the idea that we are all responsible for own thoughts and actions.
With this in mind, we had some of the amazing women who work for NCNS strike the #EachforEqual pose to demonstrate our commitment to helping forge a gender equal word. We will do this by:
- Challenging stereotypes and biases by calling it out when we see or hear gender stereotypes.
- Reflecting on how fair and equal our actions and comments are in regard to all genders.
- Listening more openly to all genders.
- Valuing women’s contributions and achievements often
- Being aware of bias and question assumptions made about women
This year, NCNS was fortunate to be a part of the International Women’s Day event in St Marys on Wednesday 4th March. There were inspiring speakers, community performances and delicious refreshments in celebration of the contribution and achievements of women in the local area.
We believe that women are empowered when we celebrate and acknowledge each other’s hard work. We are inspired by the women from different backgrounds who dare to challenge the social norms, who lead, create and change the world. By valuing women’s contributions and achievements, we can also help to build confidence in the generations to come.
We can all play a part in creating a gender equal world. Be #EachforEqual. What can you do today to help play your part?