INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 👩👩👧👧 // celebrating our favourite women in sport
Today, Sunday March 8th, marks International Women's Day; a day to celebrate the magic that makes us unique, while honouring and acknowledging the mountains we've moved along the way as we strive for equality.
The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people, and has since blossomed into a globally recognised day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of womankind. This day also stands as a call to action for accelerating gender equality - an equal world is an enabled world.
Today, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. Multiple obstacles remain unchanged in law and in culture. Women and girls continue to be undervalued; they work more and earn less and have fewer choices; and experience multiple forms of violence at home and in public spaces. Furthermore, there is a significant threat of rollback of hard-won feminist gains.
We spoke with our favourite women in sport to get their perspectives on the gender gap within their individual sporting codes, and found out what it means to them to stand tall and represent women on the field, in the water, around the track, and in their every day lives.
Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.
Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. Let's all be #EachforEqual.
Thank you to our beautiful, strong, and courageous Women of JOLYN for participating in this video 👯♀️ featuring (in order of first appearance):
Harriet Brown, Surf Ironwoman // Molly Ritson & Hannah Dunn, Gold Coast Suns AFLW // Lizzie Welborn, Surf Ironwoman // Jemima Tennekoon, Track & Field Athlete // Tamsyn Moana-Veale, National Triathlete // Jessica Eriksson, National Swimmer