This International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), we’re inviting everyone to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.
The first International Women’s Day (IWD) gathering in 1911 was supported by over a million people, and today, it belongs to all groups collectively, everywhere. Today, it’s time for us all to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias
With this incredibly strong theme in mind, we invite every one of you to celebrate and support all the incredible women in your life – and around the world – and take action for equality. On 8th March, and every day, remember to… stand up, stand tall, stand proud and #BreakTheBias
FROM THE KIKKI.K TEAM
As a brand, the team at kikki.K continues to represent and celebrate women everywhere as we all move towards a more equal world. One of the things we are doing to mark this important day is asking our team to cross their arms in solidarity, striking the IWD 2022 #BreakTheBias pose, to help encourage more people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.
We knew our wonderful kikki.K team would be more than happy to show their commitment to calling out bias, smashing stereotypes, rejecting discrimination and breaking inequality. Here are just a few sharing what this important day means to them.
Even when we’re not all together in the office, in-store or at our Distribution Centre (DC), the kikki.K team are united in our passion for creating a more equal world.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY?
1| Show your support across social media platforms
Cross your arms in solidarity and strike the International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias pose to show your support.
2| Post across your social media using this year’s hashtags
#BreakTheBias and #IWD2022
Like, repost and comment on the #BreakTheBias posts of others.
3| Attend an event if it’s safe to do so
For International Women’s Day events around the world, visit: www.internationalwomensday.com/Events
4| Educate yourself and your friends and family
Learn about the challenges faced by women around the world, and talk about it with your loved ones.
Explore resources and learn more about International Women’s Day at www.internationalwomensday.com/Resources
Read more about UN Women, the UN organisation delivering programmes, policies and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential. Visit www.unwomen.org/en
5| Choose to support and learn from women
Purchase their books and music. Watch women’s sport and support women-owned businesses. Follow amazing women and supporters of women social media. Here are just a handful of women inspiring us right now:
Founder and host of She’s on the Money, a chart-topping personal finance podcast for millennial women, Victoria is a multiple award-winning financial advisor, helping thousands of people change their relationship with money. She is an influential and driven entrepreneur who pushes the boundaries in not just the finance industry but in a number of charities and non-profit organisations, and is passionate about empowering women to make smart money decisions.
2021’s Australian of The Year, Grace has become a household name as a brave and passionate advocate for systemic change to prevent child sexual abuse. Grace has demonstrated extraordinary courage – using her voice to push for legal reform and raise public awareness about the impacts of sexual violence. Read more about Grace at www.gracetame.com.au/
Carly Findlay OAM
Identifying as a proud disabled woman, Carly and is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist, working part-time at Melbourne Fringe as their Access and Inclusion Coordinator. She writes on disability issues for publications including ABC, Daily Life and SBS. Named as one of Australia’s most influential women in 2014, Carly was also the force behind the history-making Access to Fashion – a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. Read her writing on appearance diversity and disability at carlyfindlay.com.au/
An author, TikTok and Instagram creator known for her LGBTQI+ advocacy, sense of humour and fashion content, AJ is passionate about sharing her experiences of being transgender and helping the next generation feel confident and supported in their journey. In AJ’s first book, Girl, Transcending, she shares the journey of her gender transition, what it was like to grow up Wasian in a blended family, and her transformation into a model, digital creator and transgender advocate.
A proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti Aboriginal woman, Marlee is a published author and speaker, dedicated to celebrating Indigenous women and girls through storytelling, Marlee writes, produces and hosts her own podcast, Always was, Always will be Our Stories, where she interviews inspiring Indigenous role models who are working to change the world, one day at a time. Marlee is also co-host of Chicks & Balls, a sports podcast by women, about more than ‘women’s sport’. And is also the host of the @redbullau podcast Beyond the Ordinary – Game Changers that features elite Australian athletes; women at the top of their game.
After coming from Gambia to Australia as a refugee at just 13 years of age, African Australian human rights activist, Khadija has experienced the sad truth of discrimination, racism, inequality and abuse many women face first-hand.
Now, she is not only a survivor but a passionate advocate for other women who have suffered the same, dedicating her life to helping young women around the world – campaigning against and raising awareness for Female Genital Mutilation (or FGM). Find out more about Khadija and the incredible work she does at www.khadijagbla.com.au
Growing up in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai loved going to school. When the Taliban banned education for girls in her village, Malala spoke out for her right to learn. After surviving an attack on her life on her way home from school at age 15, Malala’s voice only grew louder, and she was determined to continue her fight for equality until every girl could go to school. In 2014, Malala became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Today she continues her incredible work through Malala Fund, an organisation that champions 12 years of free, safe, quality education for all girls.
6| Donate or volunteer
Find a group or charity working for gender equality or that help women. Find our more at www.internationalwomensday.com/Fundraising
KIKKI.K x MALALA FUND
kikki.K proudly supports Malala Fund in its effort to break down barriers to education and create a world where every girl can learn and lead.
Continually inspired by Malala Yousafzai’s dream of a world where every girl can choose her own future, we continue to support Malala Fund through our kikki.K x Malala Fund collaboration – our Make a Difference collection – to help empower people around the world, and raise awareness for girls’ education.
We are so proud to be partnering with Malala Fund to help empower people around the world, and raise awareness for girls’ education. By doing so our goal is to help the incredible Malala Yousafzai in her quest to break down barriers to girls’ education around the globe.
Read more: blog.kikki-k.com/kikki-k-x-malala-fund-collaboration-make-a-difference
Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can break the bias in our communities. We can break the bias in our workplaces. We can break the bias in our schools, colleges and universities. Are you in? Will you help #BreakTheBias?
For more resources and information on how you can help and get involved, visit the International Women’s Day 2022 website.