International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on the 8th of March, is a commemoration of the movement for women’s rights as well as the global celebration the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women everywhere. This year’s theme is all about #PressforProgress. In other words, this year is all about fighting for gender parity:
With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.
And while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there’s indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.
So we can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
International Women’s Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let’s all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let’s all Press for Progress.
and are highlighting the incredible women that make YEOJA Magazine possible.
We here at YEOJA Mag are just a small part of a larger movement, but today we would like to celebrate the women who make YEOJA Mag possible.
Rae Tilly. Berlin.
Alexia Hahn. Berlin.
Betti Hunter. Cardiff.
Evelyn Kosta. São Paulo.
Izzy McLeod. Nottingham/Cardiff.
Kate Fittinghoff. Berlin.
Kiyono Saito. Berlin.
Naomi Louise Jenkins. Bath.
Olga Perelman. SoCal.
Sabrina Pu. Tokyo.
Yuliya Maltseva. Berlin.
Zoe Sutton. Bristol.
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