Happy International Women’s Day 2023
On International Women’s Day we remember that as long as one woman faces discrimination, harassment, inequality or oppression, we all do.
“Women’s rights are human rights!”
The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’. This theme is based on the United Nations 67th Commission on the Status of Women priority theme ‘Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls’.
Some Statistics taken from https://iwda.org.au/take-action/international-womens-day/
47,000 women and girls were killed by their male partners or family members in 2020 – and those are only the deaths we know about
47 countries still have no repercussions for husbands who rape their wife
2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men
13.3% is the size of Australia’s gender pay gap
30% of women globally have experienced sexual or physical violence in their lifetime
45 countries do not have specific laws against domestic violence
Further information about IWD2023 can be found at the link below.