Be BOLD for Change #IWD2017

Wednesday 8th March was International Women’s Day! Across the world, women and men marched, rallied and voiced their beliefs for gender equality and an end to women’s rights violations.

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) attended the International Women’s Day Melbourne rally at Victoria’s Parliament House. We spoke with people in attendance about “why women’s rights are important to them” and shared our own views on intersectionality, particularly the intersection between gender and disability.

Enjoy the video (with captions) of the #IWD2017 rally. And remember to #BeBOLDforChange!

How can I #BeBOLDforChange?

Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader within our own lives and the lives of the people around us (like friends and family) by taking bold action to accelerate gender equality. By working with the people arounds us, and with our schools, local clubs or organisations, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered the world over.

We have urgent work to do. Are you ready to #BeBoldForChange? Start NOW! How?

  • pull people up on language that is discriminatory
  • challenge stereotypes
  • call it out when women are excluded
  • point out bias and highlight alternatives
  • seek out opportunities to be mentored by another woman
  • encourage your school (teachers and principles) to create more opportunities for girls to become educated and interested in Science and Technology
  • learn how to code
  • learn more about your rights and a girl, a woman and a youth with disability

For more ideas go to: www.internationalwomensday.com/BeBold

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