International Women’s Day 2021
Our thoughts on International Women’s Day. Plus, your last chance get Sustt+ free for one year.
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This past Saturday, ahead of International Women’s Day today, we led our Sustt newsletter with a story on online abuse against women environmental activists. Efforts to discredit women’s voices doesn’t just have damaging effects at home and in the workplace, they can also impact efforts to curb climate change. You can subscribe to the Sustt newsletter here.
Gender equality is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and a topic we address often in our work on reducing inequalities. Recently, for example, we’ve been looking in to how to tackle period poverty – a problem that has been exacerbated by Covid-19. We’ve also explored how community activism – a role often carried out by women of colour – needs to be properly valued from an economic standpoint.
In the spirit of IWD, we’d also like to take this time to highlight some work by other writers who study and champion gender equality. Some of our favourites include:
- I Analyzed a Year of My Reporting for Gender Bias (Again) – Adrienne Lafrance
- Women’s talk: why language matters to female entrepreneurs – Sue Stockdale
- Speaking while female – Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
- Why International Women’s Day matters for LGBT people – Charlotte Lush and Erine Walters-Williams
- Why the patriarchy is killing men – Liz Plank
Our Sustt+ educational tool is geared toward answering the biggest questions about sustainability, including questions about gender equality. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re giving a year’s free subscription to anyone who signs up to Sustt+ before end-of-day on 8 March. We hope it helps people understand more about the importance of equality, and also bolsters the work being done to educate the world about sustainability.
Find out more about the offer here. And please like and share to help spread the word!