As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us listen to the powerful words of wise people who have championed gender equality.
When it comes to achieving a world where all genders are treated with respect, nothing is more inspiring than quotes and proverbs speaking out against inequality.
From Mahatma Gandhi to Hillary Clinton, here are 25 remarkable gender equaily quotes by famous personalities about the importance of gender equity for a better future for all.
Let these empowering words bring courage and strength as you continue your fight for social justice.
Below you’ll find a listing of the 25 Gender Equality Quotes by Famous Personalities.
Gender Equality Quotes by Famous Personalities
1). “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
2). “It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.” ― Emma Watson
3). “I’m not the woman president of Harvard, I’m president of Harvard.” – Drew Gilpin Faust
4). “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” – Emma Watson
5). “Next time you are about to call a little girl “bossy”, say instead: She has executive leadership skills.” – Sheryl Sandberg
6). “No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality.” – Emma Watson
7). “We sought justice because equal pay for equal work is an American value. That fight took me ten years. It took me all the way to the Supreme Court.” – Martin Luther King
8). “All human beings deserve equal treatment, no matter their gender identity or sexuality.” – Andreja Pejic
9). “Love is pure and true; love knows no gender.” – Tori Spelling
10). “A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.” — Gloria Steinem
11). “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” — Kofi Annan
Inspiring powerful gender equality quotes
12). “It is time that men and boys recognize the part they must play in gender equality and join with the voices and actions of the women and girls who are trying to re-shape society in the interests of us all.” – Jimmy Carte
13). “I’m pro everyday equality, everyday celebration and everyday respect. I feel fortunate that we are not back in the days when men were seen as more powerful.” – Elle Macpherson
14). “On International Women’s Day, let’s remember: When women and girls are equal, everyone is greater.”
15). “The very fact that you are graduating, let alone that more women now graduate from college than men, is only possible because earlier generations of women—your mothers, your grandmothers, your aunts—shattered the myth that you couldn’t or shouldn’t be where you are.” – Barack Obama
16). “There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what it is location, age, gender or disability.” – Sharron Angle
17). “We know that when women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them—their families, their communities and their countries.” – Prince Harry
18). “Education is the key to opportunity in our society, and the equality of educational opportunity must be the birthright of every citizen.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
19). “Gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation.” – Kofi Annan
20). “I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.” – Emma Watson
Gender Equality Quotes in India
21). “We need the talent and insights of girls today to lead our businesses tomorrow. That’s why expanding educational opportunities for girls isn’t charity. It’s a smart investment in a stronger global economy and in our future.” – Indra Nooyi
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22). “I think women have been treated like second-class people, no matter where in the world we go.” – Priyanka Chopra
23). “A world full of empowered women isn’t one where men are marginalized. It’s a world where everyone thrives.” – Purnima Mane
24). “Feminism as an emotion, which would be compassion and kindness, is seen as a weakness. We need to change that mentality.” – Kangana Ranaut
25). “My idea of society is that while we are born equal, meaning that we have a right to equal opportunity, all have not the same capacity.” – Mahatma Gandhi