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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

International Women's Day 2022: quotes and messages

As we honour the women in our lives today, get inspired by these quotes said by some of the most famous and inspirational women.

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International Women's Day 2022: quotes and messages

International Women’s Day (IWD) is being celebrated around the world today. This year the theme is: #BreakTheBias

As we honour the women in our lives today, get inspired by these quotes said by some of the most famous and inspirational women.

Quotes from inspirational women

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” - Malala Yousafzai

“You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you'll get to where you want. In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it's more interesting that in real life, things aren't exactly the way you planned. - Naomi Osaka

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I'm basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.” - Grace Kelly

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” - Michelle Obama

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” - Gloria Steinem

“Feminism isn't simply about being a woman in a position of power. It's battling systemic inequities; it's a social justice movement that believes sexism, racism and classism exist and interconnect, and that they should be consistently challenged.” - Jessica Valenti

“When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.” - Bette Davies

“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.” - Rosa Parks

“To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.” - Angela Davies

How to participate in International Women's Day

Organisers are asking supporters to "strike the IWD 2022 pose and share your #BreakTheBias image, video, resources, presentation or articles on social media using #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world".

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