Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and girls all over the world.
Girls and women have achieved so much in the struggle for equality and human rights. In many countries girls and women can vote, go to school, be teachers, be political leaders, be doctors, be astronauts!
But not everywhere. In some countries girls and women are denied the basic right to an education (click here to see our post about Malala Yousafzai and girls’ education in Pakistan) and the right to vote. In MOST countries, and including Australia, women are not paid the same money for the same work.
So there is still much to be done.
And of course, it all starts with you, the girls who are growing into the women of tomorrow. What world do you want to take over? International Women’s Day is a day to think about what else needs to be done – and what you can do.
This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange – so think big, be brave, be bold!
What do you think needs to happen so girls can enjoy all the opportunities to be the best they can be?
What might be stopping girls doing that?
How might that change?
Take a look at these videos and get thinking girls!