Celebrating Women

Celebrating Women: Championing Equality and Empowerment 

March 8th was International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. A day to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to honour the remarkable contributions women have made to society throughout history. Remarkable women are part of adoption journeys and in the field of permanency. Women and mothers are champions everyday for the needs, rights and support of the children/youth they are supporting, parenting and raising and they do it with heartfelt and unconditional love. Adoptees, birth mothers, adoptive and kin/kinship mothers tell their stories, have written incredible books and have been leaders in movements that have opened records and promoted truth and transparency in adoption and permanency all in the name of empowerment for girls and women and all children/youth in adoption. 

This year’s theme, “Break the Bias,” urges us to challenge stereotypes, fight discrimination, and advocate for gender equality in all aspects of life and for the children/youth in adoption who face unconscious bias and stereotypes that make them feel less than and shamed.  It’s a reminder that while significant strides have been made towards gender equality, there is still much work to be done. 

International Women’s Day is not only a time for reflection but also a call to action. It’s a day to amplify the voices of women, uplift their stories, and support initiatives that promote gender equality and empowerment.  

On this day, let’s celebrate the achievements of women past and present, honor their resilience and strength, and recommit ourselves to building a future where every woman and girl can thrive. Together we can create a world where gender equality is not just a goal but a reality. 

Let’s Celebrate Women all the incredible women around the world!  


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