The world is saluting International Women’s Day (IWD) every day of the week in March. Today is the official global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The 2020 campaign theme is Each for Equal.

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WHY WOMEN ROAR FOR EQUALITY

Women are still striving for the gender equal boardroom, a gender equal government, gender equal media coverage, gender equal workplaces, gender equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth and more.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” — Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist

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EQUAL FOR EQUAL THEME

An equal world is an enabled world. The IWD campaign theme is drawn from a notion of ‘Collective Individualism.’ We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society.’

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

Collectively, each one of us can help make change happen. Collectively, each one of us can help to create a gender equal world.

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Abbe Sparks, Founder, Socially Sparked News

IWD SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN: #EQUALFOREQUAL

To join the collective voice for International Women’s Day you can post your #IWD2020 message on social media with your “hands out” equal pose for a strong call-to-action for others to support the #EachforEqual campaign. The campaign theme runs all year long to amplify the message — Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender equal world is key.

There are many events you can attend today. Many ways to show your support throughout Women’s History Month in March. The United Nations celebrated  IWD on Friday, March 6th. What normally would have been open to pubic registration was restricted to those already cleared due to the health pandemic of the Coronavirus.  A Socially Sparked® solution — livestreaming — thanks to the modern era of technology.

In the United States, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. To learn more visit www.womenshistorymonth.gov

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It’s the dawning of a new decade in gender equality. We celebrate the centennial of a women’s right to vote this year. The month of March hails the annual Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Saluting women every day of the week is now. We are forever #SociallySparked — Tweet us @sosparkednews

*This post has been updated from previous years.