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Break the Bias

4th March 2022

 

 

Tomorrow is international women’s day and groups worldwide will be celebrating and raising awareness of issues that affect women. We know that even though it seems that we live in an equal world, women are still affected by issues such as gender based violence, e.g. domestic abuse and  street harassment, a lack of equity in the workplace and a lack of access to decent healthcare and education.

This year there is a global theme to the day called #BreakTheBias:

Imagine a gender equal world.

A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Together we can forge women’s equality.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

There are a range of short videos that individuals and workplaces, charities etc have uploaded, including this powerful poem “An empowered girl” from the organisers:

https://youtu.be/GfWknmru4Ro How will you #BreakTheBias for #IWD2022 and beyond?

There are also resources including selfie cards and further info:

International Women’s Day Resources (internationalwomensday.com) (you may have to create a (free) account)

We also have our usual resources on google drive:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t58k9-PExb251UT0LafaJoF4XcJyn5J8?usp=sharing

Closer to home, there is a free event happening all day at City Hall by Bristol Women’s Voice with workshops and activities, including yoga, self-defence and podcast making and a free creche (register to attend and book creche in advance).:

International Women’s Day 2022 – #BreakTheBiasBristol – Bristol Women’s Voice (bristolwomensvoice.org.uk)

International Women’s Day Bristol Tickets, Sat 5 Mar 2022 at 10:30 | Eventbrite