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International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017

  Wednesday 8th March 2017 is International Women’s Day (IWD), 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” (IWD website).   Today is not only an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in your own life and around… Continue Reading International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017

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

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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