The United Nations observance of International Women’s Day is held every year on the 8th day of the month of March.
The theme for this year’s observance is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.
The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving gender equality in the context of climate change, and environmental and disaster risk reduction, which are some of the greatest global challenges of the twenty-first century. Without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond our reach.
This year’s IWD observance is in recognition and celebration of the women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation and response, and to honour their leadership and contribution towards a sustainable future.
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
IWD sees a number of MISSIONS to help forge a gender equal world.
Celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key.
- Build workplaces where women thrive.
- Elevate visibility of women creatives.
- Improve equality for women in tech.
- Forge women’s empowerment worldwide.
- Celebrate the women forging change.
- Empower women’s choices in health.
International Women’s Day is powered by the collective efforts of all
Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day impactful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.
United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2022 Virtual Event
Send in Your #BreakTheBias Images
Strike the IWD #BreakTheBias pose with your arms crossed to show your commitment to calling out bias, smashing stereotypes, breaking inequality, and rejecting discrimination.
Image submissions may be photographs or illustrations of individual or group compositions striking the #BreakTheBias pose – ideally 16:9 aspect ratio (landscape composition; 3000 pixels max. width). All gender identities welcome.
Resources for IWD 2022
One of the most impactful ways groups can mark International Women’s Day is by championing their own IWD campaign within their community. The annual IWD campaign theme provides focus and direction for continued year-long activity. How will you rally your community to help forge women’s equality and #BreakTheBias?
- Download the IWD Zoom backgrounds.
- Watch the IWD Videos.
- Download the IWD Lean In resources.
- Secure an IWD speaker.
- Source IWD suppliers.
- Access IWD resources for children.
- Download the IWD WAGGGS activity pack.
- Get ideas from last year’s IWD activity.
- Submit IWD resources for worldwide use.
- Learn how organizations support women.
- Download the IWD selfie cards.
- Write an IWD speech.
- Create IWD social media cards.
- Find out how to plan IWD activity.
- Download IWD notice posters.
- Access IWD LinkedIn Learning resources.