Tag: Gender Equality

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February | United Nations 

  The 11th February 2017 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is observed annually by the United Nations as an acknowledgement of the ongoing fight for equality for women and girls, and the importance of having more women working in Science.   From the United Nations website: Science and gender… Continue Reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February | United Nations 

Eliminating gender-based violence focus of 16-day campaign — World Council of Churches

01 December 2016 The days from 25 November to 10 December have been set aside for a campaign called “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.” The campaign began on United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and will run through Human Rights Day. The World Council of Churches (WCC), along… Continue Reading Eliminating gender-based violence focus of 16-day campaign — World Council of Churches

United Nations and ACRATH | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 25th Nov – 10th Dec

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and is also the first day of the United Nations global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, and the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)’s own 16-days of activism campaign, which focuses on the trafficking of girls and women.   This… Continue Reading United Nations and ACRATH | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 25th Nov – 10th Dec

International Day of the Girl Child | 11 October 2016 | United Nations

October 11th 2016 is International Day of the Girl Child, a day designated by the United Nations for recognising “girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.”   This year, the theme for International Day of the Girl Child is “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls,” in line with the… Continue Reading International Day of the Girl Child | 11 October 2016 | United Nations

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

UNIVERSAL PRAYER INTENTION: Respect for Women   “That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.”     Achieving gender equality through the empowerment of women and girls is number five on the United Nations’ list of Sustainable Development Goals to… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March 2016, is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” which has been observed since the early 1900s (IWD website). This day also importantly marks a call for gender parity, which, according to the World Economic Forum in 2015, is not predicted to be achieved… Continue Reading Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

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