International Women’s Day 2021

7 March 2021 11:00pm

Every International Women’s Day, all of us – women and men together – celebrate women’s history and recognise our global struggles. And we commit to keep working together to win.

The global theme for IWD 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, and that’s exactly what one million working women do every day through UNISON.

Together, we take our place at the table, challenge the status quo and secure change that improves all of our lives.

Join in on social media

What do you #ChooseToChallenge? Perhaps you challenge why the home schooling burden has fallen largely to women? Inflexible working that doesn’t take account of managing caring responsibilities? Workplace policies that make the menopause more difficult to manage, or our stubborn gender pay gap? Or any number of other issues that you’re working in UNISON to improve.

Use our suite of graphics (and the global hashtag) to celebrate International Women’s Day on social media.

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We’d love to share videos of UNISON activists and members saying what they #ChooseToChallenge. Why not take a quick selfie video on your phone and post on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag? We’ll be sharing throughout the day!

You could also share this blog from UNISON’s first woman general secretary:

Let’s #ChooseToChallenge the burdens that fall so excessively on working women – and carry on working together in UNISON for a better system for everyone.