It’s March 8 ~ Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

This is an event observed across the world every year on March 8. It is a day to acknowledge and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and to raise awareness on issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights and violence against women.

The labour movement has always fought for stronger wages, better working conditions and pay equity for its members. Many unions have developed strategies to combat racism, sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. But there’s still work to be done.

Women are still more likely to be the victims of violence and harassment, especially if they are young, persons with disabilities, a visible minority or a member of the LGBTQ2+ community. One in three women worldwide will be subjected to physical or sexual violence during her lifetime.

The theme of this year’s IWD is Invest In Women: Accelerate Progress, Show your support for women’s rights. Use the hashtags #IWD2024 and #InvestInWomen in your social media posts and use this day to celebrate the achievement of women in our workplaces, in our communities and in our friendships.

Graphic and Story Credit to Maverick Studios, the graphic and design business owned by former GSU member and officer Michelle H.