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8 March 2016 - 8 March 2016


International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day, 8 March, is a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made made towards gender equality, call for change and celebrate the numerous acts of courage and determination made by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. 


14 March 2016 - 24 March 2016

New York City

Commission on the Status of Women

The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 14 to 24 March 2016. The CSW is the United Nations body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, and is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.


14 May 2016 - 16 May 2016


“Young Midwives in the Lead” Midwifery Symposium and Scholarships

Closed for applications. 

This symposium will bring together young midwife leaders from around the world to explore ways to strengthen and improve sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, and child health in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals