“On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
2017 Theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”
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 idea of this theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. The theme will also focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.
Some key targets of the 2030 Agenda:
- By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes.
- By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and preprimary education so that they are ready for primary education.
- End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
- Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
- Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
The world of work is changing, and with significant implications for women. On one hand, we have globalization, technological and digital revolution and the opportunities they bring, and on the other hand, the growing informality of labour, unstable livelihoods and incomes, new fiscal and trade policies and environmental impacts—all of which must be addressed in the context of women’s economic empowerment.
International Federation for Peace
& Sustainable Development
“Connecting Continents for Peace“
Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC and DPI of the United Nations 501(C)(3)
President Mrs. Sally Kader and Staff of International Federation for Peace
and Sustainable Development and Staff,congratulate women all over the world in celebration their achievement, we have accomplished a lot globally, but we still have a long way to go, together we will do it.
Coinciding with March 8, International Women Day, New York City’s Empire State Building will be lit up in the HeForShe magenta color on 8 March.
This year 2017 United Nations theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030, In our era of digital
innovations, and rapid advances in communication technologies and globalization bring unprecedented opportunities to implement the equality between gender, from the gap is existing now only 50 per cent of working age women are represented in the labor force globally, compared to 76 per cent of men. What’s more, the majority of women work force is in lower-skill occupations with little or no social protection, see the statistics the ratio of women in the work force they are distributed as follows in Services 61.5 percent, industry 13.5 percent, agriculture 27 percent, seats in Parliament 23 percent and CEO’s or presidents of 500 companies 4 percent,