International Women's Day

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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016

International Women’s Day is an occasion to take stock of progress made towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. Although progress has been made, we are still a long way from achieving gender equality worldwide. There is no single country in the world where women have achieved full equality and full enjoyment of their rights. This alone should emphasise the need to keep a strong focus on gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 development agenda. Women have a vital contribution to make to the achievement of peaceful and sustainable societies. We need to ensure that they participate fully and enjoy equal rights in all domains. Read more


March 8, 2016
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