IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

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A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

So, hand up high to show you're in

IWD - Nigeria - Boluwa Olojo

Will you #ChooseToChallenge?

Show your support and solidarity

Raise your hand high to show you're in and that you commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality.

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Strike the Choose To Challenge pose and share on social media using #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.

Send in your #ChooseToChallenge images

International Women's Day 2021

Individuals and organizations are invited to send in their #ChooseToChallenge images as we share images from around the world in the lead up to International Women's Day 2021.

So strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose with your hand high to show your commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.

Submissions are photographs of individual or group compositions striking the #ChooseToChallenge hand up pose to potentially be shared on the IWD website and social media feeds - and are ideally 16:9 aspect ratio (landscape composition; max 3000 pixels width). All gender identities welcome.

Please submit #ChooseToChallenge images as early as possible.



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Visit the IWD 2021 gallery

Visit the IWD 2021 Gallery to see images from women's equality advocates around the world helping to amplify the cause. 




IWD Gabriela Goncalves UK - Brazil

Clara Martnez Sune - artist

IWD Devon Peterika

IWD2021 Choose To Challenge - user images




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