8th March 2022
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It’s International Women’s Day and we would like to celebrate all the wonderful women in this world.
We think especially of all the women in Ukraine and Russia whose sons, brothers, fathers, and family members have to fight in the war.
We think of the women who have been discriminated against, abused, neglected and criticised for being women.
We celebrate women from the LGBTQ+ community, from all backgrounds, cultures, nations, religions and professions.
As we work in the fertility industry we’re giving a big shout-out to all the female doctors, anaesthetists, nurses, embryologists, admin staff, patients, single women, childless women, mothers-to-be, mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.
And a very special mention of the generous, kind and selfless egg donors and surrogates out there who helped people to have families of their own.
And last but not least women who were adopted or gave up their children for adoption.
We salute you. We celebrate you. We love you.
Thank you for being the wonderful woman that you are.
Why do we celebrate women’s Day?
The celebrations include rallies and events calling for women’s right to vote and to bring an end to gender discrimination. The 8th of March has been the fixed date for International Women’s Day since 1914 when the day was moved to be in line with Russian women who celebrated the day on the 23rd of February on the Gregorian calendar.
The theme for International women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias
A world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.
Today is dedicated to the “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women” but also calls for more action to be taken on improving gender equality. In particular, it calls for “accelerating gender parity”, according to the International Women’s Day site.
Let’s embrace change and diversity as an opportunity to make this world a better place through unity.