Connecting girls,inspiring futures

Since 1975, March 8 has been officially observed by the United Nations as International Women’s Day. It is traditionally marked with an official message from the UN Secretary General, and in 2010 the message is “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for All.”Read more after the break...

International Women’s Day was originally founded for two reasons: one, to recognise that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms requires the active participation, equality, and development of women. Two: to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security. For the women of the world, the day’s symbolism has a wider meaning: it is an occasion to review how far we have come in our struggle for equality, peace, and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network, and mobilise for meaningful change.

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