We’ve created 31 Actions for Gender Justice to raise awareness, spark conversations and take action that transforms gender and power relations, and the structures, norms and values that underpin them. Every day for the month of March we will highlight an action that advances gender equity and justice for International Women’s Day (IWD).

IWD Action for Gender Justice

31 Actions for Gender Justice: March 8thToday, on International Women’s Day (IWD), we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.

We honour the courage and determination of women who came before us and women today who are working hard during the pandemic at home handling work and family responsibilities; in the healthcare system; in workplaces that provide essential services like farms, grocery stores and transportation; in not-for-profit organizations volunteering and/or providing direct services to the most vulnerable; all women in our communities helping other women and people in general.

We thank you and honour you.

At the same time, we make a call to action for gender justice, as women continue to face challenges and inequities.

Today on IWD and beyond, we invite you to:

  • Dismantle oppressive structures like patriarchy, homophobia, and transphobia
  • Question and resist the colonial system
  • Recognize intersectionality, the existence unique forms of discrimination and oppression
  • Keep fighting against misogyny, gender bias, discrimination, violence against women, and all attitudes and behaviours that oppress women.

Together, we are a force for gender justice.


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