International Women’s Day 2017
Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange.
According to the World Economic Forum, if things remain as they are, the gender gap won’t be closed until 2186 – over 150 years away. This timeline is unacceptable.
The gender gap, or the difference in opportunities, status and more between men and women, is a major barrier for women in areas such as health, education, economics and politics. Closing the gap would bring freedom of choice and more opportunity to women worldwide.
Keeping this in mind, this International Women’s Day, we are focusing on being bold and taking the action necessary to drive change so that we can close the gap much sooner and improve the lives of all women.
Help achieve gender equality through planning or attending events or sharing information and resources. You can also announce your action on the International Women’s Day website, or help support the cause directly through our Women and Girls fund.