International Women’s Day #Embrace Equity


Muireann Bolger

International Women’s Day #Embrace Equity

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As we mark International Women’s Day, female IP leaders share their thoughts on how equity is fundamentally different to equality, and why recognising this distinction is crucial.

It’s a reassuring refrain that most of us are taught from an early age “to be fair, treat everybody equally”.

But as we grow older, the reality—in a world where systemic inequalities remain rife—is swiftly exposed as being far more nuanced and complex.

Sadly, the provision of equal opportunities to men and women, while laudable, simply isn’t enough: that’s where equity comes in.

Diversity and Inclusion, International Women’s Day, equity, United Nations