Embracing equity this International Women's Day

The theme for this international women’s day is embracing equity, and there couldn’t be a better time to have this conversation.

Embracing equity this International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day theme is #embraceequity. Embracing equity is all about going beyond what it means to be equal and giving people the tools they need to succeed. As a society, we often speak of equality and representation but they are only half the battle. Equity is not equality, and although the two are used interchangeably, equity is more about giving people what they need based on their circumstances. Gender equity is not something that would be nice to have, it’s an absolute must for a fair and just society. 

Recognising the need for equity recognises and takes into account the different circumstances that we are all starting from, and gives us what we need to succeed despite those circumstances. 

It’s an important cause that we must all champion and everyone can do their part to challenge this. As much as equality is important, the fight doesn’t stop there. We need to recognise that as a society, we don’t all have the same upbringing, circumstances or opportunities and embracing equity in its true meaning is the way we can combat this. 

For this International Women’s Day on Voice, we look at the different intersections of being a woman and how embracing equity can benefit women and those who identify as women in all fields and circumstances. 

Visit the official website of International Women’s Day to find out more on what it means to #embraceequity and how you can get involved.

Remember, supporting women and those who identify as women is a job for us all. Every contribution whether it be online, in person, calling out discrimination or activism is a contribution towards a more fair, just and equitable society that benefits us all. 

Header Image Credit: Marc Nozell

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Saskia Calliste

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Saskia is the Deputy Editor of Voice and has worked on campaigns such as International Women’s Day, Black History Month, and Anti-Bullying Week. Outside of Voice, Saskia is a published author (Hairvolution) and has guest featured in various other publications (The Women Writers’ Handbook/ Cosmopolitan/ The Highlight). She has a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism and an MA in Publishing. She is a mentor for Women of the World Global, has guest lectured at the University of Roehampton and has led seminars/panel talks on Race, Equality and Diversity. She was a 2022 Guest Judge for Dave (TV Channel) in search of the 'Joke of the Fringe'. She is 27-years-old, based in London, and loves to cook and explore new places in her spare time.

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