Tuesday, March 8, is globally recognized as International Women’s Day.
This day means different things to different people. For some it’s a celebration, for others it’s a call to action to accelerate gender parity, and for many it’s an opportunity to align and promote relevant activity. Whatever your objective, International Women’s Day is the perfect moment for gender-focused action.
The official United Nations theme for International Women’s Day this year is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality. In other words, #Pledge For Parity. You can take this pledge by clicking on this link. Go ahead. Take action. At the very least, do this.
Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity. Click here to see what might be planned in your area.
After you’ve taken ten seconds to take the pledge, treat yourself to this stunning collection of photographs of women around the world, compiled by Toronto’s own Journeywoman, Evelyn Hannon. This is a stunning celebration of women uniquely contributing to their communities.
Click right here and be sure to continue through all five pages of photos. You will be very glad you did. That’s a promise!
Evelyn shares her thoughts on the project: “As I add the finishing touches to our ‘2016 Journeywoman International Woman’s Day Photography Exhibit,’ I dedicate this year’s compilation to all daughters and granddaughters wherever they live in this great big world. My hope is that with time this young generation of females will bring us closer to a place of equal opportunity for women and for men. As Mothers, Aunts, and Grandmothers we believe in them and will do everything we can to support them.”
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Each photo is a study in itself, but was there one in particular that stood out for you?
This eye-catching study was taken by my friend, Carol Perehudoff, a.k.a luxury blogger, Wandering Carol. I keep waiting for the image to start moving. Unforgettable!
Celebrate women today and every day. All ages. All nationalities. We are in this together.