International Women's Day 2022 - #BreakTheBias

07 March 2022

5 women standing together and smiling, each with their arms crossed in front of them as a show of solidarity for International Women's Day.

Tuesday 8 March is International Women's Day (IWD).

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.

Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. Together, we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all 'Break the bias'.

We can break the bias in our communities.

We can break the bias in our workplaces.

We can break the bias in our schools, colleges and universities.

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.

Are you in? Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it? Will you help break the bias?

Strike the IWD 2022 pose like our Baby Makes 3 team, to encourage people to commit to creating an inclusive world.

In your home, workplace or social interactions, you can help break the bias by:

  1. Celebrating women's achievements - For example, try to ensure different genders are equally recognised in award and recognition programs.
  2. Challenging gender stereotypes - For example, in a family don’t assume female members perform a majority of the domestic and caring roles.
  3. Calling out gendered actions - For example, you may wish to speak to your employer or a colleague if it seems that only women in your workplace are expected to perform duties such as cleaning or preparing food and drinks for events.

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