Last year, I wrote a short blog post about the history behind International Women’s Day (you can find it here). This year I wanted to take a quick minute to talk about the theme for International Women’s Day 2020.
I Am Generation Equality
This year’s theme is “I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. This is a campaign by the UN to bring together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion, and country, to drive actions that will create a gender-equal world. You can find detailed explanations of International Women’s Day 2020 theme and mission statement on The UN Women website located here .
There is also a year long campaign starting today called Each For Equal (#eachforequal) that will run until the next International Women’s Day theme is announced. The campaigns focus is to get groups of women to work together to make a positive impact on the world. These impacts will help to bring us closer to the ultimate goal of equality.
When I look at the themes of this years International Women’s Day I am again reminded of a quote I posted for Women’s Equality Day last year. “A woman alone has power. But collectively we have impact.” If you are interested in reading more about Women’s Equality Day you can check out my blog post here.
In essence that is what the #eachforequal campaign is about. Our daily actions to push for equal rights for women, even the small actions. All make up parts of a movement, a movement that gains strength and brings us continuously closer to equality. It’s this kind of movement that I can really get behind. I use my small platform here to post about equality, and educate people about women in the crafting community. It’s one of those small daily actions that can help the overall goal.
As a women with a small business I strive to help other women who are also running their businesses. You’ll be seeing more “Meet The Maker” posts and featured products to help showcase other women makers. (If you want to see my previous Meet The Maker Posts you can find them here.)
What small steps are you taking?
Do you know of any inspiring women that you’ve worked with recently? I’d love to learn more about them! Let me know in the comments below.
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