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International Women's Day!

This Wednesday, the 8th of March, will be International Women’s Day 2023!

International Women’s Day is a global day with a focus on celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As a day with the primary focus being on celebrating such things, it is also a good opportunity for us as a community call for more positive change for women too!

Everyone can say that there are great women all around us, whether they are friends, family or even colleagues. They deserve to be celebrated. It is also important, that we take this opportunity to talk to the women around us, about their own experiences as a woman and how we as a society need to improve.

It may be 2023, but in many aspects of life, there are still issues regarding equality and as a result, life can be made harder for women. This is why it is so important that we as a society identify said things, and work harder to push for better equality.

These challenges can often be things that will potentially have negative impacts on the lives of women who are experiencing them. For example, sexism in any aspect of life such as at home or work.

Here are some statistics important to remember regarding mental health and women…

TW/sensitive topics ahead.

Women are twice as likely to experience a type of anxiety disorder.

Women are 1.6x more likely to experience a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

21% of women have a specific phobia

Women are more likely to develop an eating disorder

Women are more likely to self-harm with 1 in four young women self-harming at some point in their life.

So this International Women’s Day, it is more important than ever that we push for better positive change. Everyone deserves access to vital mental health support should they need it.


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