admin | March 3, 2023
International Women’s Day is an international day celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and gender-based violence.
It serves as both a celebration of all the progress that has been made for women’s rights, as well as a call to action for men and women around the world to continue to work for gender equality. This year’s themes are: Embrace Equity and DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, plan a program or short series that discusses the challenges and barriers faced by women in your community and how they are working to overcome these issues. Aim to interview local women working in a variety of sectors, as well as gender experts in your area.
To help you prepare your International Women’s Day program(s), you can use these resources from UN Women and other organizations:
- Action kit: Engaging parliaments in gender responsive budgeting. Use this tool to encourage your government to incorporate gender into their budget planning.
- Improving the collection and use of administrative data on violence against women. Use this tool to learn more about how information is collected on gender-based violence, and to encourage better collection and usage of this information in your own area.
- Read about strategies for achieving gender-responsive climate services.