|March 8, 2023 – International Women's Day (IWD) Poster|
Toronto – March 8, 2023 – International Women's Day (IWD) is a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls everywhere. A time to recognize the women who inspire, and a time to renew discussions about the importance of gender equality in Canada and around the world.
The day also marks a call to action on achieving gender parity in pay. Yesterday, British Colombia announced legislation to help close the gender pay gapin the province.
The theme of IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. Read more about this here.
Share solidarity today by finding a local IWD rally or posting on social media using the hashtag #EmbraceEquity and #IWD2023.