International Women’s Day “Choose to Challenge”

The IWD organizing committee brings advocacy and celebration online this year with a podcast series! Five exceptional women and gender diverse people will share their perspectives and experiences of “choosing to challenge.” Each person will be interviewed by an inspiring member of the community, bringing the shared voices to ten. 

All of the podcast recordings will be made available on March 8th, International Women’s Day – the day we join women and gender diverse people worldwide in calling for gender equity and justice for all! These can be accessed on the PEI Status of Women Facebook page: facebook.com/peistatusofwomen or wherever you get your podcasts.

In addition, everyone is invited to participate by submitting a short video clip recognizing the IWD theme. Send us a recording of yourself and/or a few of your peeps (maximum 30 seconds), and we’ll stitch your message into a collective banner for PEI!

UPDATE: It is best to send your IWD video clips to us via Facebook messenger, as an MP4 sound file, by end of day Thursday, March 4th.

Otherwise, please submit your video to [email protected]

For more information: [email protected]

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Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Hon. Natalie Jameson and Chairperson Debbie Langston share their IWD message:

Monday, March 8 is International Women’s Day.

Women’s contributions – past and present – have often been behind the scenes or even invisible. Not this year.

We invite you to recognize the women who have made a difference in your life by taking part in our social media campaign. Post on your own pages and shine a light on the women who have done so much for us and our community.

Use hashtag #IWDPEI​ in your posts so we can all share in the recognition.

(Source: PEI Government YouTube channel)

 


IWD Video Banner

In addition to the 5 podcasts, and in keeping with the commitment to participation, the public is invited to participate by submitting a short video clip recognizing the IWD theme “Choose to Challenge.” Send us a recording of yourself and/or a few of your peeps (maximum 30 seconds), and we’ll stitch your message into a collective video banner for PEI. Cell phone quality, casual videos are welcome.

UPDATE: It is best to send your IWD video clips to us via Facebook messenger, as an MP4 sound file, by end of day Thursday, March 4th.

Otherwise, please submit your video to [email protected]

“Choosing to Challenge” is especially relevant when we reflect back on this year of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the inequalities that the pandemic and our responses to it have exposed. Many of the most glaring challenges worldwide have the greatest impact on women, girls and gender diverse people. We continue to challenge for the rights to safety, choice, participation in decision-making, and access to substantive equality for everyone, everywhere.

All of the podcast recordings will be made available on March 8th, International Women’s Day – the day we join women and gender diverse people worldwide in calling for global gender equity! They can be accessed through the PEI Status of Women Facebook page: facebook.com/peistatusofwomen or wherever you get your podcasts.

Sample videos:

#iwdpei