International Women’s Day #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023 #WHM23
It’s International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. While there has been progress to close gaps, there is still so far to go.
The words equity and equality are often used interchangeably.
Etymologically, the root word they share is aequus, meaning “even” or “fair” or “equal” – which led to equity being from the Latin aequitas, and equality from aequalitas. Yet, despite these similarities, equity and equality are inherently different concepts, and the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to help forge worldwide conversation about this important issue and its impact.
So, what’s the difference between equity and equality – and why is it important to understand, acknowledge and value this?
The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to get the world talking about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough” – and can in fact be exclusionary, rather than inclusive.
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