International Women's Day

Woman folding arms

The International Women's Day (IWD) 2023 international campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity.

For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity.

Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have.

A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA.

Give equity a huge embrace

We can all truly embrace equity.

It's not just something we say. It's not just something we write about.

It's something we need to think about, know, and embrace.

It's what we believe in, unconditionally. Equity means creating a fair and equal world.

And we can all play a part

Each one of us can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence. 

We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion. 

Collective activism is what drives change. From grassroots action to wide-scale momentum, we can all embrace equity. 

Forging gender equity isn't limited to women solely fighting the good fight. Allies are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women.

Strike the #EmbraceEquity pose

Are you in? Will you embrace equity? 

Show the world your huge embrace. Strike the IWD pose to show solidarity.

Share your #EmbraceEquity image, video, resources, presentation, and articles across social media using #IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity to encourage others to help forge an inclusive world.

On Saturday 11 March the City of Ryde will be hosting a 2023 International Women's Day forum to #EmbraceEquity along with other community activities throughout the week to celebrate International Women's Day. Check back soon for more information.

You can also nominate a woman who has been making a difference and forging change in the local community. The nominations will be included as part of the International Women’s Day Forum. Nominations close 12noon on Friday 10 March 2023.

Submit a Nomination