Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Celebrating International Women's Day 2016 - March 8th

International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March 8th throughout the world. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. This year the UN theme for International Women's Day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality".

So what action can we take? We can Pledge For Parity! Everyone - men and women - can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly - whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Make your PLEDGE now!

As is now tradition, Femetalism celebrates this day with a selection of photographs taken throughout the previous 12 months at the live music events we have attended.  Although we have been taking a break from Femetalism, we have still been out and about, attending gigs as much as we can. Craig has included a total of 59 photos of the women in music we have seen since last March.