This day we also raise awareness for equality by raising a hand to challenge and interrupt gender bias.
We have made great strides towards gender equity in the last 100 years, but women are still underrepresented in public life and decision-making. According to the UN Secretary General’s recent report, at the current rate of progress, gender equality among heads of government will take another 130 years.
What can we do now? We can take action using our speech, leadership, social media, and conduct to challenge the norms, remodel habits, change perceptions, and even change laws. We can rise up and speak out, interrupting stereotypes, stigmas, and violence. We can inspire and empower others to join us in our fight against this specific, gender-based discrimination.