International Women's Day

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The origins trace back to March 8 in 1857 when New York garment workers protested against inhumane working conditions and low wages.

How are you celebrating IWD? (lets make it a week!)
Comment below on what's happening in your town or department or email text & photos to vanya@nzoa.org.nz & NZOA will post them for you.

The International Women's Day (IWD) website has a timeline of the founding events & also  keeps you up to date with current themes , events & initiatives globally.

They have resources such as a free training programme designed to empower all employees to identify and challenge bias head-on. 50 Ways to Fight Bias 
In this 1-2 hour IWD bias workshop (that can be used as is or adapted to local situations) teams:

  • Watch a short video to learn about the most common types of biases that women face at work — including the compounding discrimination women face based on their race, sexual orientation, disability, or other aspects of their identity.
  • Discuss specific examples of bias, brainstorm solutions together, and learn research-backed recommendations for what to do.
  • Commit to one action they will take as individuals to #EmbraceEquity this year

Here's a couple of snips from the workshop PDF planning resource to whet your appetite...