International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is held on 8 March every year. It’s a chance to celebrate all the achievements of women around the world, including their social, cultural, economic and political successes. It’s also a day that reminds us to
strive towards gender equality and stamp out discrimination.
We asked our Activist, Lydia what makes the event so important:
“The Big Fight provides an important platform to celebrate and highlight the strength of women in sport on International Women's day. This year, International Women's day is aimed at Embracing Equity and what a way to celebrate this by featuring women in boxing - a typically male dominated sport.”
Here’s how one of our Boxers, Rose is feeling ahead of her very first fight…
“This experience has taught me not only skills but mental fortitude and allowed me to find my power and peace from within.
It’s has been incredibly challenging but the growth that comes from a commitment like this is huge and doing it within a female container has been such a potent and rewarding journey for me.
As women I believe we have an inherent strength that sometimes we forget, especially within a masculine driven society. So, to be able to evolve together, reconnect with that strength and get into a ring on International Women’s Day is such a unique and powerful experience that I’m sure none of us will forget.
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
We’re rooting for all of our boxers! Tonight, it’s not just the title they’re fighting for…