It’s that hallowed time of the year again – International Women’s Day!
The date March 8 is a legitimate excuse to emphasise yet again, just how much gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development. The day is an opportunity to rally across the globe with events and ideas for generating relevant policies that stress the vital role of women as potent agents of development! The UN’s allocated theme for this year’s IWD commemoration is “Equality for women is progress for all”.
“Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all” ~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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