Wednesday, March 9, 2016

International Women's Day 2016

Tuesday the 8th of March 2016 was International Women’s Day.

This year's campaign theme for IWD 2016 is  #PledgeForParity. Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement-and we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then, one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.

International women's day is an opportunity to reflect on social history and look at the way women’s roles have been defined, challenged and changed over the years – and then consider the current state of gender relations in society.

To find teaching resources the International Women's Day website has some excellent resources. If you want good Australian statistics search the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).  Not sure how? Read more about statistics on our Statistics LibGuide.

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