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#ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. 

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women’s achievements
  • raise awareness about women’s equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let’s all #ChooseToChallenge. *

The International Women’s Quilt that was exhibited at the Women’s Booth at the 2018 WFH Congress in Glasgow.

The fight for equality and parity extends to all women, including in the bleeding disorders community. We’re trying to raise awareness of women affected by a bleeding disorder by launching an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow for World Haemophilia Day next year on April 17th. The exhibition will feature the International Women’s Quilt that was a collaborative project launched in 2017 with contributions from women around the world. Each panel of the quilt represents their individual story which collectively creates a rich tapestry, representative of our community.

We invite women affected by a bleeding disorder to join in on our Zoom workshops that happen on the first Tuesday of each month. It’s an opportunity to meet other women affected by a bleeding disorder and explore the themes of the exhibition: women, family, wellbeing, superheroes and empowerment.

You can register to attend the next women’s workshop on Tuesday 6th April, 7:30pm-9:00pm by clicking here. There’s no obligation to stay for the full 90 minutes – you can duck in and out as you please.#

It’s also important to note that the European principles of care for women and girls with inherited bleeding disorders will be launched tomorrow, 12:00pm March 8th, by the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders. You can register to attend the webinar here.

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