We celebrate the power and potential of women and girls, their achievements and their contributions to the world, whether big or small.
While we celebrate the contributions of women, there’s need to be cognisant that gender inequality still exists. In Africa, and across the world, statistics show that women’s access to education, health, and resources is still worse than that of men, and more needs to be done to change this dynamic.
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the power and potential of women and girls. We recognize their courage, resilience and leadership. We mark the ways in which we are making progress towards a more gender-equal world.
Sima Bahous Executive Director, UN Women
After the celebration, it should not be “business as usual”, there’s need to continue working for change to ensure gender equality.
Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.