Today marks the day we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the world. It is a day to reflect on how far we have come in pushing the boundaries in order to achieve gender equality and how much more we still have to achieve. Today we call for action to “better the balance, better the world”. Today is International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day has occurred for over a century with the very first International Women’s Day gathering taking place in 1911. To this day, we continue to reflect on and acknowledge the important role we all play as women, men, non-binary and gender diverse people in taking action collectively. We all share the responsibility of breaking down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a more gender-balanced world.
North Richmond Community Health is committed to supporting women’s rights and continues to drive change towards better access to healthcare for women from culturally diverse backgrounds and rural areas.
This year’s campaign theme is ‘More Powerful Together’. To show our support for #BalanceforBetter, our staff and volunteers are sharing stories and experiences of women they know in the community who have challenged stereotypes and empowered others.