International Women's Day: 8 March 2018

Thu 08/03/18

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2017, focused on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”, called upon all actors to Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50-50 by 2030.

For 2018, the theme of International Women's Day is #PressForProgress. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressForProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

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