UN Observance: International Women’s Day

The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. But people thinking that this is too long a period to wait can take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) and help make change happen faster. Since the early 1900’s, the IWD has been an important catalyst for driving greater change and moving closer to gender equality. This day aims to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and continues to grow from strength to strength.

External.aspxThis year, the IWD will call on society to “Be Bold For Change”. It is vital to celebrate these achievements, because awareness helps drive positive change, and to declare bold actions to accelerate progress in the gender agenda across the world. This day is a call on the masses, organizations or individuals, to help forge a better, more inclusive, and gender equal working world.

Every person can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Market your support for bold actions via social media channels, using the “hand-in” visual concept. Spread the word, using the hashtag #BeBoldForChange. And mobilize yourself and your community, to participate in an event near you. Also, please have a look to the videos available on the official website, to learn more about gender inequalities.beboldforchange-4

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights”, explains world-renowned feminist, journalist and political activist Gloria Steinem. In this spirit, the International Women’s Day is a call for unity, reflection and advocacy, in the face of this human rights challenge.

For more information, please, follow: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

And if you want to know the gender gap closing date in your country: http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2016/#frame/ac8d4

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