International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 and has been observed for well over a century. According to the IWD’s website : “International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality”.

This year, the United Nations official theme is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality

According to the UN website : “it recognizes and celebrates the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. The observance will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities, and it will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence”.

2023 : DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality

2022 : Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

2021 : Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

2020 : "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights"

2019 : Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change

2018 : Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives

2017 : Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

2016 : Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality