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Women are strong, women are powerful! Happy IWD!

Updated: Jun 7


Happy International Women’s Day Team!

IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This doesn't mean those who don’t identify as women should feel excluded.

It’s actually super important to have allies in this space in order for women to advance in society.

Still to this day women face many challenges in the workforce, at home and at schools.

Here are some shocking statistics that will hopefully show you how important it is to support women’s equality not just in Australia but around the world:

“Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women and girls”. - Source: WFP Gender Policy and Strategy

“In Cambodia, 48 percent of rural women are illiterate compared to 14 percent of rural men”.
- Source: UN Women

“2.3 billion people globally lack basic sanitation services”
- Source: Modibodi

“​​Women retire, on average, with roughly 40% less superannuation than men” - Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency

“Men working full-time earn nearly $25,717 a year more than women working full-time”
- Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency

“The highest paid men earn at least $160K more than the highest paid women annually”
- Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency

The theme for IWD this year is ‘Embrace Equity’.

Equity is super important to talk about here since we need to level the playing field first, before we even get close to experiencing equality.

“Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there”.

There is still a long way to go until women all over the world are seen as equals and we have the rights/policies in place to match.

Let’s keep pushing for equity in every space we occupy!

I’m confident that in our life-time we will see huge leaps of progress in this space.

Let’s lead the way!

#IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity

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