Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and it made my heart sing to see the outpour of love and support for women yesterday, plus the acknowledgement that while a special day to celebrate is amazing, the need for continued support and celebration every day is vital.
Why do we need a day to celebrate women? Sensuality store Passionfruit in Melbourne hit the nail on the head with their display of protest signs of the fundamental rights women have had to fight for throughout history - the right to marry the person you love regardless of their gender, the right to vote, the right to have an abortion, the right to be free and safe from violence in the home and workplace and the right to be paid equally.
How can we create a more gender balanced world? International Women’s Day Global couldn’t put it any better: Celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.