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Tag: International Women's Day

  • Tuesday, March 8th 2022 - 23:49 UTC

    UN: women spend more than three times as much time on domestic and care work as men

    At the end of 2020, around 118 million Latin American women were living in poverty, 23 million more than in 2019, according to ECLAC. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    This March 8, on the occasion of International Women's Day, the UN established the theme “Gender equality today, for a sustainable tomorrow”. In order to “move towards achieving sustainable development, responding to the climate crisis we face, managing and reducing disaster risk and strengthening the resilience of all women, leaving no one behind”.

  • Friday, March 8th 2019 - 10:17 UTC

    Not much to celebrate on Women's Day in Spain

    Last March 8, hundreds of thousands joined the country's first women's strike in protest at inequality between the sexes. One year on, the mood is different.

    Global campaigners are showcasing events to mark Women's Day on Friday (March 8) with the slogan 'a balanced world is a better world' - but in Spain, the gender equality debate is sowing divisions that appear deeper than ever.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 11:21 UTC

    The UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Women’s Day

    More than a billion women around the world lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence said UN Secretary-General’

    We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change and zero tolerance for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 21:21 UTC

    UN message: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”

    Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities, reads the United Nations message.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2016 - 11:26 UTC

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    “Violence against women and girls imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies”, said Ban Ki-moon in his message

    By UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon - At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.

  • Tuesday, March 8th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

    International Women’s Day celebrations champion a Planet 50-50 by 2030

    At UN Headquarters, prominent speakers from governments, businesses and civil society will convene to debate how to advance women’s empowerment

    International Women's Day celebrations on 8 March will mobilize people around the world to call for a Planet 50-50 by 2030. UN Women is organizing a series of diverse, high-profile events in over 40 countries, where ordinary citizens, activists, musicians, athletes, students, security personnel, scholars and stock exchange officials will be among those who commit to “Stepping It Up for Gender Equality.”

  • Tuesday, March 8th 2016 - 06:15 UTC

    International Women's Day: “From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards”

    “I appointed the first-ever female Force Commander of UN troops, and pushed women’s representation at the upper levels of our Organization to historic highs”

    By UN Secretary General, Ban Ki moon - As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labor would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they will ever step into those shoes again,” my mother explained.

  • Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 07:40 UTC

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Ensuring equality between women and men is a crucial part of these efforts,” said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO.

    On 25 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) joins partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being and human rights.

  • Saturday, March 9th 2013 - 05:10 UTC

    A woman is commander of RAF Search and Rescue Force over UK and Falklands

    Group Captain Sara Mackmin, in full gear ready to pilot a helicopter

    In recognition of International Women's Day on 8 March the British Armed Forces profiled Group Captain Sara Mackmin who is the new commander of the RAF Search and Rescue Force with responsibility over the UK and the Falkland Islands.