Tomorrow, Sunday, March 8, women across the globe will be celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD).
It is about the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also making a call to action for accelerating gender equality.
The theme for this year’s celebration is: “I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights”.
The theme is aligned with the UN Women’s new multi-generational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the Beijing Platform for Action is recognised as the most progressive road map for the empowerment of women and girls everywhere.
The first IWD occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people.
Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere and it is not country, group or organisation-specific. Read more