Family Digest 46: Women’s History Month by Lois Law
International Women’s Day1 is celebrated on 8th March every year. This year, the focus of the day was on ‘Breaking the Bias’, where we are all challenged to “imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.”2 Gender bias is still prevalent in many employment policies and practices. As a result, many women are seriously disadvantaged in labour market participation. The month of March is an opportunity to acknowledge the “accomplishments and contributions women have made to history, culture and society”,3 contributions that are all too often overlooked.