International Women's Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day is one of the most important days of the year to:

2021 THEME

The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. 

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all #ChooseToChallenge.

Hand up high to show you're in

Raise your hand high to show you're in and that you commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality.

Strike the 'Choose To Challenge' pose and share your selfie on social media using #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.

You can also add our #ChooseToChallenge frame to your profile picture in honor of International Women's Day by clicking here.

Submit your photo to the IWD #ChoosetoChallenge Gallery

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit their #ChooseToChallenge images on the IWD website so they can be shared in the lead up to International Women's Day 2021.

Click here to create your account and submit your image.

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