International Women’s Day 2022 Recap

International Women’s Day 2022 Recap

The week has been great and as we are wrapping up International Women’s Day 2022, let’s do a little recap!

International Women’s Day: #BreakTheBias

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is the hashtag BreakTheBias. Most of us are aware of certain ideals of what it is to be a woman. Thus, women often find it tough to move ahead in life due to biased attitudes against them. Likewise, the theme calls for action against the biases that women have to face on a daily basis. Then, the United Nations has stated that it would celebrate the day with the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

As cited through their official website:

“Women and girls experience the greatest impacts of the climate crisis as it amplifies existing gender inequalities and puts women’s lives and livelihoods at risk. Across the world, women depend more on, yet have less access to, natural resources, and often bear a disproportionate responsibility for securing food, water, and fuel.”

Then, by coining “climate action for women, by women”, the UN calls for:

  • Global action and investment with a focus on financing for gender-just climate solutions
  • Increasing women’s leadership in the green economy
  • Building women’s and girls resilience to climate impacts and disasters
  • Increasing the use of data on gender equality and climate.

IWD 2022 Events Recap

Convoy of Hope 2022 International Women’s Day Luncheon

More than 600 women attended the sold-out event where they discussed about:

  • Keynote speaker Demi-Leigh Tebow sharing a message of hope with attendees. 
  • Everyone working together to pack nearly 5,000 feminine hygiene kits.
  • Thousands of dollars being raised to benefit Convoy’s Women’s Empowerment initiative. 

Russia-Ukraine Anti-Wars Protests

Secondly, Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska issued an impassioned statement on the evening of IWD about the Russian invasion. She said the invasion was,”impossible to believe. Our country was peaceful; our cities, towns and villages were full of life”. Meanwhile, in Russia some activists united under the banner of the Feminist Anti-War Resistance. “Bringing flowers and the flag of Ukraine to these Second World War memorials meant our activists took a risk,” says Ella Rossman who is an external coordinator for the network based in London.

Women’s Health Rally in India

Lastly, Medical students from Kamineni Hospitals hold placards as they take part in a rally to create awareness on women’s health on International Women’s Day in Hyderabad, India.

This article is a part of a series to celebrate International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias. Next Reading on the Series, International Women’s Day Film Recommendation

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