The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD is celebrated all over the world with a renewed commitment: Let's Build a Gender-balanced World.
Gender balance is essential for our families, our workplaces and our communities to thrive. Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world is key. While International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – it is also an annual call-to-action for accelerating gender balance.
This year, the UFCW Women’s Network and the UFCW Canada’s Women & Gender Equity Committee will be participating in the International Women's Day 2019 campaign theme: #BalanceforBetter.
Join the campaign to build a gender-balanced world —
Balance drives a better world. Let's all help create a #BalanceforBetter.
Paul R. Meinema