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International Women’s Day 2017

8th March 2017

For International Women’s Day 2017, BE BOLD FOR CHANGE.
Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world. Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men’s contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures.
From awareness raising to concrete action, organizations rallied their people to pledge support to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond. But the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, IWD can be an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and moving closer to gender parity.

Will you #BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day 2017 and beyond by taking groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women. Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.

We have urgent work to do. Are you ready to #BeBoldForChange this IWD 2017 and beyond?

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) has been the Charity of Choice for the International Women’s Day website for many years. WAGGGS is the largest volunteer organisation focused on girls and young women, with 10 million members across 146 countries. WAGGGS’s mission is to empower every girl to reach her fullest potential.
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