Celebrated on the March 8 every year, International Women's Day (IWD) focus points the movement for women's rights. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Celebrated on the March 8 every year, International Women's Day (IWD) focus points the movement for women's rights. IWD's theme for 2020 is. 'I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.' The theme brings into line the UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, 'Generation Equality'. The day marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and platform for action which recognized the most progressive roadmap for the empowerment of women across the globe.
|Event||International Women's Day|
|Venue||United Nations Secretariat in New York|
|Date||March 6, 2020|
|Time||10 AM to 1.00 PM|
This year the global community will take stock of progress made for women rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. International Women’s Day 2020 will also mark several other rousing moments in the gender equality movement.
“The year 2020 represents an unmissable opportunity to mobilize global action to achieve gender equality and human rights of all women and girls,” the UN said.
“The Observance aims to bring together the next generations of women and girl leaders and gender equality activists with the women’s rights advocates and visionaries who were instrumental in creating the Beijing Platform for Action more than two decades ago. The event will celebrate change makers of all ages and genders and discuss how they can collectively tackle the unfinished business of empowering all women and girls in the years to come. The Observance will include addresses by senior representatives of the United Nations system, an inter-generational dialogue with gender equality activists, and musical performances,” it added.
Last year (2019), the UN theme for International Women's Day was: 'Think equal, build smart, innovate for change'. It was focussed on innovative ways to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services.