The global theme for International Women’s Day in 2021 is…
‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World’.
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to
any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”
Women for Women.
Women for the World brings women together across Australia to join forces, raise money and stand in support of vulnerable women across the world.
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Despite women making up a majority of front-line workers, there is disproportionate and inadequate representation of women in national and global COVID-19 policy spaces.
PHOTO:WHO / P. Phutpheng
Women in leadership:
Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world
Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.
This year’s theme for the International Day,”Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world“, celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is also aligned with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, “Women in public life, equal participation in decision making“,and the flagship Generation Equality campaign, which calls for women’s right to decision-making in all areas of life, equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end all forms of violence against women and girls, and health-care services that respond to their needs.
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