March 8 is Internationally recognized as Women’s Day. A day defined by the United Nations as « a day to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. » There is no doubt the world has made big advances, but there is not one country who has achieved gender equality.
This year, the official theme of the IWD campaign is #ChooseToChallenge. The aim is to challenge people to question and speak out against gender bias, discrimination and inequality. One way to participate in this initiative is to seek out, celebrate and showcase the achievements of women.