International Women's Day 2024 campaign theme: #InspireInclusion
For International Women's Day 2024 and beyond, let's Inspire Inclusion.
When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world.
And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.
The aim of the IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.
Committing to inspire inclusion
When women aren't present, we must ask: "If not, why not?"
When women are discriminated against, we must call out poor practice.
When the treatment of women is not equitable, we must take action.
And we must do this each time, every time.
Everyone can inspire inclusion
Organizations, groups, and individuals worldwide can all play a part - in the community, at work, at home, and beyond.
To truly include women means to openly embrace their diversity of race, age, ability, faith, body image, and how they identify. Worldwide, women must be included in all fields of endeavour.
How will you inspire inclusion?
On an individual basis, it's important to understand, value and seek out the inclusion of women and girls. Additionally, sharing this knowledge, support and encouragement with others is key.
On an organizational or group basis, there are many ways to ensure the needs, interests and aspirations of women and girls are valued and included. Organizations and groups can #InspireInclusion through action in areas such as:
- forging women's economic empowerment
- recruiting, retaining and developing female talent
- supporting women and girls into leadership, decision-making, business and STEM
- designing and building infrastructure meeting the needs of women and girls
- helping women and girls make informed decisions about their health
- involving women and girls in sustainable agriculture and food security
- providing women and girls with access to quality education and training
- elevating women and girl's participation and achievement in sport
- promoting creative and artistic talent of women and girls
- addressing further areas supporting the advancement of women and girls
Looking to submit #InspireInclusion resources?
Interested in providing relevant professional resources that support the #InspireInclusion campaign in any of the above areas?
Submissions are invited from suitable partners worldwide for white papers, articles, reports, tools, resources, projects, campaigns, activities, artistic creations, videos and more that support the #InspireInclusion campaign as useful references, to be co-published on the International Women's Day website. Help others #InspireInclusion through your resources.
Further details and specifications are available upon request.
Strike the #InspireInclusion pose
Are you in? Will you inspire inclusion?
Strike the #InspireInclusion pose to show solidarity. When we truly value difference, inclusion comes from the heart.
Inspire others to help forge an inclusive world by sharing your #InspireInclusion image across social media using #IWD2024 #InspireInclusion.
Submit an #InspireInclusion image and statement here.
Who can participate in IWD?
Remember, all IWD activity is valid (see some 2023 examples here). Collectively, we can all fight the good fight. That's what makes IWD so inclusive, not exclusive.
Founded in 1911, IWD belongs to no one country, group or organization. Everyone everywhere can build on IWD's century-plus history to help forge positive change for women and girls.
Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist reportedly once explained: "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist, nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."
Step forward in solidarity
Collectively, let's #InspireInclusion for women and girls everywhere.
Show commitment to inspiring inclusion
Send in your #InspireInclusion images.
Want to reflect on the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme? Click here.