March 8, 2021

International Women's Day

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

What’s the theme for International Women’s Day?

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.


What colors symbolize International Women’s Day?

Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women’s Day. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity.

What Kirby Pines is doing to celebrate?

The women of Kirby Pines are “Choosing to Challenge” by raising their hands and showing their support on the back pages of this month’s Pinecone. Cards were spread out for each to choose a word that not only empowers them, but empowers women all over the world.

The photos will be shared and posted on social media using #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 Together we can make a difference.

By showing our support and solidarity, we hope to show our strength and encourage others to commit to helping forge
an inclusive world.