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Celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8th 2022!

15 February 2022

Each year, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) celebrates the International Women’s Day (#IWD) on March 8th 2022 together with our Global Community and IF Women Focus Group Discussions. We are calling YOU to join us, the activists, leaders, innovators and change-makers working every day to build an equal future.

Maternal health and empowering women with SBH has a strong focus for IF. IF does this also through several partnerships. As such, IF is an advisor to the UN Women and project holder of the unique Smarter Futures partnership. Together with the members of the IF international working group on sexual health,  IF furthermore facilitates meaningful discussions between women with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus through focus group discussions on topics such as equality, motherhood and sexuality.

This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day is “Gender equality today for a sustainable future tomorrow”. The theme recognises the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all. The theme also aligns with the priority theme for the upcoming 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66): “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.

On the important day of the International Women’s Day it should be stressed that women with disabilities experience double disadvantages, those associated with gender as well as disability. All women should have access to the highest standard of education, as well as accurate and truthful information about their rights. Article 6 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) recognises that women and girls with disabilities face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. All women should have access to the highest standard of education, as well as accurate and truthful information about their rights.

You can take part in IF social media campaign by downloading here  the IF Toolkit for the International Women’s Day, sharing the key messages and joining the IF #IWD Challenge!

The International Women’s Day launches also a global challenge under the hashtag #BreakTheBias. Find out more in IF’s toolkit!

Join IF on the 8th of March to break the bias and express your wishes for the International Women’s Day 2022 through the IF challenge!

If you are interested in being involved in IF activities for the International Women’s Day, you can contact us through social media or email info@ifglobal.org