International Women’s Day
Are you in?
Have you actively called out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping each time you see it?
Will you help break the bias?
Our official International Women’s Day theme this year was #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.
Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.
In the lead up to International Women’s Day students decorated fabrics using textas and pencils. Messages included: biases experienced, names of women who are breaking biases, inspiring women, and encouraging actions on how to move forward to #BreakTheBias
On Wednesday, the JAM Leaders held a lunchtime activity in the Dunlevie Courtyard. All the fabric banners were displayed and students were invited to collect a purple ribbon to write a characteristic of a woman who inspires them. Everyone walking past joined the initiative and celebration!
Gabriela Coelho & Nikita De Vuono
JAM Support Coordinators