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March 8, 2020

International Women's Day - March 8

International Women's Day - March 8

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe each year on March 8 after its first occurrence in 1911. This year’s theme is: An equal world is an enabled world.

Gender equality is essential for families, organizations, governments, economies and communities to thrive.

A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier, and more harmonious. As we are aware, the race is on for the gender equal boardroom, a gender equal government, gender equal media coverage, gender equal workplaces, gender equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth – so let’s make it happen! Let’s be #EachForEqual.

This year, the UFCW Women’s Network and the UFCW Canada Women & Gender Equity Committee will be participating in the #EachForEqual campaign.

An equal world is a better world. Individually, we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight biases, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate achievements by women.

Join the campaign to build a gender-balanced world by:

  • Motivating others:  Have your picture taken with the #EachForEqual post. Put your arms out front and strike the #EachForEqual pose to motivate others and make International Women’s Day yours.
  • Amplifying on social media; On March 8, post your #IWD2020 message on social media with the #EachForEqual post for a strong call-to-action for others to also help forge #EachForEqual

On March 8, let’s all be #EachForEqual to help create a gender equal world.

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