International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed every year on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is a day to recognize the contributions of women in various fields and the progress made towards gender equality. IWD is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the issues that women face globally, such as gender-based violence, discrimination, and unequal access to education and healthcare.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity.
For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity.
Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have.
A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA.
And it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.
IWD 2023’s campaign theme aims to get the world talking about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough.” Read more about this here.
IWD has been observed for over a century, and it has played a significant role in promoting women’s rights and gender equality. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to inspire future generations of girls and women to break barriers and pursue their dreams.
In 2023, IWD will continue to be a platform for women to share their stories and experiences, to demand change and to celebrate their resilience and strength. It is a day to remind the world that gender equality is not just a women’s issue, but a human rights issue that affects everyone.
So, let us look forward to International Women’s Day 8th March 2023 and continue to work towards a world where women and girls have equal rights and opportunities. A world where they can live free from discrimination and violence, and pursue their dreams without any barriers.
Hawk and Peddle have released a small range of mugs, tshirts and hoodies to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023. This range disappeared from the marketplace straight after IWD2023 but will be back again next year.
Being a women-owned business, our founder started learning about life from the age of 14 when a violent and unpredictable parent forced her hand to leave home and find her way in the world. It was the safer choice at such a young age.
Still today 40 years on, she finds herself being disregarded for her abilities by many she meets in business. She will continue to work hard, be herself and navigate her way through this changing world.
It’s past time we stand together, men and women, shoulder to shoulder and build great things for our futures and for those next to come along in this world.