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International Women's Day 8th March 2022

The campaign theme this year is Break The Bias as demonstrated in the IWD 2022 pose of crossed arms in front of your upper body. There are many images on the IWD website at internationalwomensday.com where you are invited to post your photos of individuals or groups striking the pose. You can also access IWD resources on this site.

The vision for IWD is a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination, a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.  Coming together gives strength and the Warrington Amnesty Group recognise International Women's Day through drawing attention to five wonderful women who have made a difference.  The attached article provides a pen portrait of each one:-

  • Kriti Bharti, Northern India, who in 2011, established the Saarthi Trust to pull girls from forced child marriages and to educate them on their societal rights.

 

  • Malala Yousafzai, Parkistan who spoke out against education oppression and was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012.

 

  • Holida, Suci and Ria, Indonesia who campaign against child marriage.

 

  • Manal al-Sharif, Saudi Arabia, who cofounded the Women to Drive movement in that country.

 

  • Zahra' Langhi, Libya, who is part of the Libyan Women's Platform for Peace, an organisation that puts pressure on the government to uphold sociopoloitical places within government and society.

All these women are brave examples of individuals who have made a difference and continue to do so.  There are many more and if you are inspired to show active support there is lots of information on the IWD website about how you can get involved.  

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Five women whose activities are inspirational and who are examples of how individuals can make a difference
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