#Embraceequity this International Women’s Day

At New Dawn Resources we are proud to be part of an organisation that was created by women and to this day is still run by a team of women. For us International Women’s Day is an important day for us to honour and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

The theme of this year’s event is #EmbraceEquity. We often hear that equality is the aim of the IWD cause and the words equity and equality are often used interchangeably. Equity and equality are however 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.

Equity is linked to the ideal that success is based on personal efforts and not social status. In other words, it’s not giving everyone the exact same thing. If we give everyone the exact same thing, expecting that will make people equal, it assumes that everyone started out in the same place – and this can be vastly inaccurate because everyone isn’t the same. 

Women as a group are truly diverse. Policies that benefit one group of women may not benefit another group due to historical or other inequalities.  This year International Women’s Day is asking us all to consider expanding our thoughts and make the shift from equality to equity to enable more meaningful conversations and understanding of barriers that still result in inequality .

If you wish to learn more about this year’s theme and get involved in the conversation then why not visit www.internationalwomensday.com to discover more.

In the meantime, we’d like to celebrate our team of wonderful, strong women and say thank you to all of the women business owners and leaders who we are honoured to represent at New Dawn Resources.