The future is exciting. Everyone has a part to play. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. The world is changing, and we are tipping the balance back to where it should be, but we have to keep working for it; jobs that are traditionally male-dominated are slowly starting to become more accessible to us, more balanced, but not without the efforts of our predecessors, women from every generation.
Balance drives a better working world. Today, on International Women’s Day, let's all help create #BalanceforBetter. Let us Be the Reason that women and men everywhere are encouraged to create a better world.
Equality is not just a women's issue, it's a social and business issue and it impacts all of us. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage and so on. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world is key. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.
Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once said: "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." So, for International Women's Day 2019 and beyond, Be the Reason we #BalanceforBetter!
The SWC (Student Welfare Committee) organised a whole school activities afternoon on Wednesday in celebration of International Women’s Day. It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls in P-12 to spend time together which culminated in a whole school dance on the oval.
Mya Watkins and Saburi Chavan