This International Women’s Day, we are dedicating our channels to celebrating women’s achievements and providing a platform to magnify women’s voices; raising awareness for women who have challenged and continue to challenge gender bias as well as transformed the face of their industries.
In line with this year’s theme, “Choose to Challenge”, this article will reflect on the often unknown and unrecognised women who through marches and protests, or individual acts, continue to fight for social justice and make a difference in the world.
As Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist said, "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."
From the Suffragettes who fought for women’s right to vote, to the Equal Rights Amendment movement in the United States in the early 70s, to the 2017 Women’s March following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, demonstrations have been a longstanding way to collectively come together to provoke change.
These marches have brought together millions of women worldwide in pursuit of equality. Women and girls everywhere also continue to challenge gender bias daily, both through individual acts calling out discrimination to mentorship and role models providing inspiration and resources for future generations.