How we can all embrace equity

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How we can all embrace equity

This years international women’s day campaign is #embraceequity, I want to talk to you about how we can all embrace equity and why it’s so important 

Firstly we need to truly understand what it is.

Let’s not get ‘equity’ confused with ‘equality’ which is more commonly campaigned for when we think about women

I must admit I had to do my own research to fully understand the difference here, (I’m sure you already know this, humour me) but simply put…….

Equality = Everyone is given the same resources or opportunities (the dream)

Equity = Recognising that everyone has different circumstances, equity allocates the exact resources and opportunities to all ensuring and equal outcome (a very close second)

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But why is it so important? 

Human Right Careers blog shares a list of 10 reasons with #1 being ‘Equity reduces poverty’, you can read the full list here

Obviously social justice is a no-brainer across the board, and I don’t know about you, I felt pretty helpless with where to begin to embracing equity, and don’t really know where to start in being part of the much needed change

Thankfully the International Women’s Day website helps us here saying…

‘We can all truly embrace equity.

It’s not just something we say. It’s not just something we write about.

It’s something we need to think about, know, and embrace.

It’s what we believe in, unconditionally. Equity means creating an inclusive world.’

We can collectively drive change, from something on a large scale such as huge big campaigns, to smaller, simper actions, having a chat about what equity means for us all over a cuppa.

Large or small, together we can open, drive and challenge conversations that will influence others and find our own ways to share in our support of this much needed topic

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Of course as a brand we try to do our bit for equity by offering our Donate a Pad option, if you’ve bought our pads and love them, you would be supporting equity by sharing the pad love with people who don’t have the resources to buy them for themselves

To date, through this scheme (and our bloody brilliant customers generosity) we have managed to donate almost 3 thousand pads to people who need them most, from our work with schools in Tanzania, ensuring girls get access to much needed menstrual education, and pads, meaning they don’t miss school, to supporting both Afghan and Ukrainian refuges via charities such as Choose Love.  We’ve also been able to offer pads to a woman shelter, supporting women who have fled domestic violence (a cause after my own heart)

So in terms of supporting Equity, donating a pad to someone in need could be a huge tick alongside your ‘contribution to equity’ box

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If you want to get involved and share the Independent Woman’s Day campaign, share a photo of you embracing yourself (big self-hug) and use the caption ‘strike the #IDW2023 #embraceequity pose to show solidarity to encourage others to get involved in the conversation for good’

Here’s mine…

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