This March 8th is International Women’s Day; a day of empowerment for women and girls everywhere. International Women’s Day is a day for recognising female achievement globally and striving for equality across all genders.
IWD was first celebrated in the early 1900’s which coincides with a huge year for women in sport, the first Olympic games to include female athletes.
Women are still a minority in a lot of sports but we are slowly closing this gap. So many of the main sports in the UK are dominated by males; football, rugby, cricket. Women are forced to move to America to pursue a professional football career as the sport is ‘taken more seriously’ over there. But that doesn’t have to be the way, the more women take part in sport and support other women the bigger we can make this. With campaigns like #ThisGirlCan promoting female sporting and exercise and MyProtein’s own take on the #BeBoldForChange campaign we can encourage more and more women to get active and strive for their own excellence. Click here to see their truly inspiring video depicting the history of females in sport.
So if you do anything this International Women’s Day, get active. Go for a run, find a local women’s club or if you don’t fancy it yourself, go to see a women’s sports team play. The only way we can fix this is by bridging the gap.
I’m sure many of you are wondering why we still need International Women’s Day…I mean we’ve come so far. But we’re not there yet. IWD is not only about fighting for yourself but fighting for equal rights for all women all over the world. No more inequality, globally. Together we can do this. #BeBoldForChange