International Women's Day 2023

Give equity a huge embrace


A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA. We can all truly embrace equity. Equity means creating an inclusive world. But what is the difference between equality and equity?

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.

Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities.

Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.

Belgium-based YouTuber Tamara Makoni, founder of Kazuri Consulting

Click here to learn more and grab resources. Read this for 37 concrete ways to encourage and rally your friends, family, colleagues, and community to embrace equity.

Together we can work collectively to impact positive change. Together we can all help forge an equal world. Let’s all embrace equity today, and always.

Strike the #EmbraceEquity pose

If you are in to embrace equity show the world your huge embrace. Strike the IWD #EmbraceEquity pose to show solidarity.

Share your #EmbraceEquity image, video, resources, presentation, and articles across social media using #IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity to encourage others to help forge an inclusive world.

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