On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on behalf of the International Judo Federation, I would like to congratulate all women who are part of the judo family, as well as all women around the world!

It is my pleasure to announce on this special day the theme for the 2022 World Judo Day: Inclusion – Uniting the Judo Family.

Like in any other family, our international judo family’s inclusivity produces excellence; a family offering all its members fair chances and opportunities. Our choice of theme honours all women who are the links that bind people, groups or even nations together. Inclusion is vital, especially in humanity’s most difficult moments.

The world is facing unprecedented humanitarian crises, with growing numbers of refugees and many other people who are suffering. Our judo philosophy teaches us to stand and support all people in need.

Today women all over the world are protecting their families, helping their communities and sustaining a wall of safety and love for all. They keep families together and communities united and strong.

We celebrate all women: women who work hard for our common goals and success, women who inspire us on the tatami and behind the scenes, women who remind us that unity and solidarity must prevail in every situation, as the judo principles teach us so explicitly.

I would like to thank you, on behalf of the International Judo Federation, for all your effort and congratulate you on your achievements. I wish all women, from the international judo family and beyond, good health, joy and success!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Marius L. Vizer

International Judo Federation President

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