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Essity is actively supporting International Women’s Day 2020. See how our employees are engaged to break barriers to gender equality everywhere globally. We celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. We asked our employees to support with local images with the IWD2020 pose #EachforEqual. Check out the amazing engagement of our colleagues across the world in the video above. For more info, visit IWD 2020 website.

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Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President Communication at Essity

Breaking Barriers to Well-being

42% of women have refrained from going to school or work because of menstruation. It is unacceptable that in 2020, our world still hasn’t provided period-safe education and work environments, says Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President Communication at Essity.

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Competency Has No Gender

This International Women’s Day, Robert Sjöström, President Global Operational Services and Ana Sofia Esteves, IT Director share their thoughts and experiences on competency and gender.

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International Women's day 2020

Essity employees from around the world support International Women's Day. #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

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Sarah Jouanny

Our colleague Sarah Jouanny is an inspiration of a working mum, social media influencer and living proof of how you can contribute and create value at scale. She has primary lymphedema and advocates through her role as JOBST Communications Specialist at Essity to support people and patients with lymphedema everywhere.

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The unfair race

Zewa‘s campaign Care Well Live Well Together is illustrated as an unfair race between boys and girls, which suggests the impact of unequal division of household tasks. The aim is to get parents to think about the impact of the example they set at home.​

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Care YOUR way

A global study reveals women’s quest for the perfect vulva. But there is one problem. It doesn’t exist. Libresse’s campaign celebrates the vulva in all its beautiful forms and fights against the myths, insecurities and stereotypes that women are subjected to when trying to care for their vulvas.

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Challenging gender stereotypes

Three in five couples argue about cleaning and hygiene roles at home. We believe that sharing equal perspectives around cleaning and hygiene tasks at home not only improves gender equality, but also leads to a more harmonious family life. Hygiene has no gender – so why let it get in the way?

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Showing periods should be normal

Periods are a natural part of life, so why are they rarely given any screen time? Surely hiding something so normal only adds to the shame and embarrassment many women feel when it comes to their periods. Let’s be open about it.

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Diversity in our workforce makes us stronger

Brilliant manufacturing and engineering is at the heart of what we do. But these are areas of our business that have always been typically male dominated environments. At Essity, we believe that a better gender balance within our workforce makes us stronger. That’s why our female engineers are helping us to break down the barriers that stop young women from considering a career in engineering.

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Partnership in action

As partner to the United Nations Foundation, Essity will join the UN 2020 International Women’s Day Luncheon in Washington D.C.