International Woman's Day

March 8th is globally recognized as International Women’s Day. Not only is it a day to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history, but it is also a day to recognize the accomplishments of women today. This worldwide holiday goes beyond women’s suffrage. It is about acknowledging the injustice women have experienced in the past, fighting for change, and celebrating women’s efforts in all things. From motherhood to scientific research, from going to space to teaching children, all women are acknowledged and appreciated on this important day.

International Woman's Day
 Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

The inception of this day began with women seeking equal rights. Many of them believed that a woman should not be confined to the home, that her entire home was her country and that she should be free to make her own choices. The concept of having a “women’s day” began in the early 20th century and continued even throughout two world wars. By then, the face of the world had changed and women were searching for a different kind of life outside of the home.

Here in the United States, the entire month of March is known as Women’s History Month. In our classrooms, our Stallions are learning about important historical figures who have altered our country’s history. From Rosa Parks to Harriet Tubman, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Sojourner Truth, and more, these important women have not only become iconic figures in history but they also serve as role models for our youngest.

It is important to remember that the women we celebrate, those from the past and present, lived and still live in a world where they are fighting for changes in equality and justice. The more we recognize these issues, the better we can strive for a world that prioritizes them and the people who fight for them.

IWD 2022 campaign theme: #BreakTheBias

Imagine a gender-equal world.

A world is free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Together we can forge women’s equality.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

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International Woman's Day