International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the 20th century in North America and across Europe. Since then, it has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing movement has become a rallying point to build support for women's rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.
For the second year, alpha Kappa Delta Phi will recognize International Women's Day on March 8, 2016. This year, the IWD theme focuses on how countries, organizations, and individuals will #StepItUp for gender equality. To join in our this year's campaign, make a pledge today. Everyone can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly, whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to help include and advance women. Share amongst your friends, social networks and communities and encourage them to make a pledge as well. Together, we can accelerate the clock.MAKE A PLEDGE NOW