March 08, 2021

8 March: International Women's Day 2021

'This year, the theme for International Women’s 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 and highlights the gaps that remain.'

Read the Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on International Women’s Day 2021: 'Change up the pace: women at the table'

'International Women’s Day this year comes at a difficult time for the world and for gender equality, but at a perfect moment to fight for transformative action and to salute women and young people for their relentless drive for gender equality and human rights. Our focus is on women’s leadership and on ramping up representation in all the areas where decisions are made - currently mainly by men - about the issues that affect women’s lives. The universal and catastrophic lack of representation of women’s interests has gone on too long...' Read more here

Resources to mark this day can be found on the UN Women’s site at the following links:

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