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 firstname.lastname@example.org & 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...