Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day – a global movement in aid of women’s rights. This year’s campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter – ‘a balanced world is a better world’.
If you look on social media today, you will see millions of people celebrating the achievements of women across all sectors and walks of life.
The aim of this is to raise the awareness of the bias women face in life and instigate change for people to take action against inequality.
Social media reaction to #IWD2019
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) 8 March 2019
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) 8 March 2019
The Duchess of Sussex joins today’s unique #InternationalWomensDay panel, convened by @QueensComTrust, to discuss the obstacles that women face and the global opportunities that could be unlocked if girls and women are treated fairly and equally alongside men. #IWD2019 #IWDxQCT pic.twitter.com/qyWsUj3aSH
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) 8 March 2019
Here’s to the women who bring leadership, strength and purpose to the world of coffee. Meet just a few of the many awe-inspiring women who make Starbucks possible. #StrongLikeCoffee #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/oaSD4R4Hqm
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) 8 March 2019
— Sony Music UK (@SonyMusicUK) 8 March 2019
“I have a brain, just like any boy. I can think, I can create, I can be whatever I want to be just like a boy. There should be equality between us. My dream is to be an astronomer. I would be the first woman from Syria to go to the moon.” Bodoor, 17, refugee in Jordan. #WomensDay pic.twitter.com/Lkr8fzDVeN
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) 7 March 2019