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What is the theme and how to celebrate

Selfies of people crossing their arms to strike an “x” pose on social media show solidarity with the theme of International Women’s Day 2022.

This year’s campaign theme—#BreaktheBias—spotlights the individual and collective biases against women that fuel gender inequality.

“Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead,” the International Women’s Day website reads. “Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.

“Are you in? Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it?

Here’s what to know about International Women’s Day 2022:

What (and when) is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8 and celebrates the global “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” according to the International Women’s Day website. The day also calls for action to advance gender equality.

When was International Women’s Day first celebrated?

The day was born out of the women’s rights movement in industrializing countries during the early 1900s.

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