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March 8 and Every Day is Women’s Day

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Every year on March 8, we celebrate women. This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” with the hashtag #BalanceforBetter.


Here are some ways in which you can celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against gender bias, and take action for equality.

  • Become a partner of the International Women’s Day 2019 Flagship Event by filling out their submission form.
  • Share a group picture through your social media accounts with a selfie card and a “hands out” pose. Be sure to use the hashtag #BalanceforBetter.
  • Join the “Women Speakers Register” as diverse groups worldwide are looking to find empowering speakers to increase female visibility and participation.
  • Download “Lean In’s” presentations to educate, encourage and commit.
  • Find ways to #BalanceforBetter and share your success.
  • Share stories of prosperous women in the industry or far beyond within your team and your social media accounts.
  • Make sure to involve men in this initiative- we are talking about equality after all!

Women share this planet 50/50 and they are underrepresented- their potential astonishingly untapped.”- Emma Watson




Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. 

The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women. On one hand, technological advances and globalization bring unprecedented opportunities for those who can access them. On the other hand, there is growing informality of labour, income inequality and humanitarian crises.

Against this backdrop, only 50 per cent of working age women are represented in the labour force globally, compared to 76 per cent of men. What’s more, an overwhelming majority of women are in the informal economy, subsidizing care and domestic work, and concentrated in lower-paid, lower-skill occupations with little or no social protection. Achieving gender equality in the world of work is imperative for sustainable development.

Read more about the International Women’s Day here. By UN Women.