“International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.” – internationalwomensday.com
The International Women’s Day Antigonish theme for 2022 is Seeds of Transformation: Feminist Organizing for Change and Growth, in consideration of the change – past, present, and future for women’s rights, gender justice and ending patriarchy, and the women who do this work.
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Tsigie Haile established Women in Self Employment (WISE) in 1993, which provides a space for women’s empowerment in Ethiopia. The organization has been working with low-income, self-employed women and girls in their efforts to achieve self-reliance and improve the quality of their lives.
With a passion for food, sustainability and entrepreneurship Hannah Chisholm created and launched Eggcitables. Eggcitables’ flagship product is a chickpea alternative to eggs.
Denise proudly defines herself as an urban Indigenous Indigi-Queer woman, and is interested in the reclamation of language, culture and ceremony as that has been a large part of her healing.