Awareness Against Gender Bias – International Women’s Day

International Women's Day - Speedy Reg
International Women’s Day – Speedy Reg

It’s International Women’s Day and the theme this year is Balance for Better. It’s all about helping to create a gender balanced world where women take an equal standing with the men in all aspects of life. Look out for the hashtag #BalanceforBetter.

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries all over the world and it dates back to 1909. We’ve come a long way since then with regards to women’s rights, but there’s still a way to go and you can help.

How to get involved

Of course the first thing you can do for International Women’s Day is to show you appreciation of the women in your life that help you in some way. It could be as simple as telling your mum, wife or sister that you appreciate them, or perhaps you’ve got a great female boss who would be thrilled if you surprised her with a bunch of flowers for International Women’s Day?

Strike a pose

It’s all about raising awareness, and this year you can join in with the #BalanceforBetter pose!  It’s so simple, but sharing your pose photo on social media will help to spread the message of this year’s campaign. Luckily it’s a very easy pose, no advanced yoga techniques are required, simply stand with your palms raised upwards on either side of your body, to show balance, like a set of scales, get it? Then post it all over your social media with the #BalanceforBetter hashtag.

Attend an event

There are many interesting and informative International Women’s Day events going on all over the country. Talks, Q&A sessions with prominent and successful women, poetry readings, hands-on workshops to teach women new skills, and much more.  You can find events in your area by visiting the International Women’s Day website. If you can’t find anything close to you, then why not create your own? You’ll find all the information to do this on the website too.

Spread the word with a Balance for Better private plate

The Balance for Better message is a strong one, and you can help to spread that message every day with a BFB private plate. When you’re asked what your new private plate means, you can tell them all about the Balance for Better campaign. We’ve got lots of great BFB plates for you to take your pick from. How about B19 BFB, B15 BFB or B14 BFB?