International Women’s Day 2019

8 March 2019

Global

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world.

UNFPA’s work expands the possibilities for women and girls to lead healthy and productive lives. In addition to promoting women's health care, UNFPA advocates for gender equality at the international and national levels. UNFPA also spreads messages about gender equality in a variety of settings, including humanitarian crises where women are extremely vulnerable to exploitation and abuse and classrooms where students are learning about comprehensive sexuality education. 
 

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Women learn about their rights and gender equality at a knowledge centre in Malito village, Shinyanga, Tanzania. @ UNFPA Tanzania/Karlien Truyens
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Though its doors opened less than six months ago, a knowledge centre in the village of Malito in Msalala District, Shinyanga Region, is already changing lives.
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The Gender Equality Strategy 2018–2021 was developed to complement the UNFPA Strategic Plan and guide operationalization of the gender and rights-related aspects of its results and resources framework.

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