The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool.Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.Fifty years ago, we landed on the moon; in the last decade, we discovered new human ancestors and photographed a black hole for the first time.And from challenge comes change.According to the World Economic Forum, sadly none of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children.Day has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering held in 1911.The world has made unprecedented advances, but no country has achieved gender equality.
The pandemic is not just a health issue.Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.Less than 25 per cent of parliamentarians were women, as of 2019.White represents purity, albeit a controversial concept.Day is not country, group, nor organization specific.
It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway.Day website is to support the supporters, and in doing so it provides a platform to help forge positive change for women.IWD website aim to achieve?This website compiles resources to help United Nations staff navigate this issue.We also mark other UN observances.Purple signifies justice and dignity.
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.Gender parity will not be attained for almost a century.