Respect has no gender. Strength has no gender. Talent has no gender. A hand print has no gender. This hand print drawing titled ‘S/HE’ serves as a small yet powerful reminder that each of us needs to push for change, strive forward and press for progress. Through this drawing, I want to convey a message of empowerment, that every woman can achieve (and be) anything.
While we’ve certainly come a long way in terms of equality, there’s still quite a way to go. However, the more awareness is implemented in the name of art, the written word and, of course, International Women’s Day, the greater chance of eradicating the gender inequality we have.
The International Women’s Day campaign theme this year is #PressforProgress. With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.
These are the ten values that provide direction for the type of behavior and ethos associated with International Women’s Day : Justice, Dignity, Hope, Equality, Collaboration, Tenacity, Appreciation, Respect, Empathy, Forgiveness
Let’s pledge to think, act and be gender inclusive – Happy International Women’s Day
Here’s my Women’s day post from last year : http://sapnadube.com/we-have-a-problem-with-women-supporting-women/