Reference: “Women Around the World: International Women’s Day 2017” (Statistics and Data Roundup)
This briefing gives an introduction to International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on the 8th of March. It examines a variety of indicators for women’s equality both in the UK and internationally.
This year the global theme is Be Bold for Change, encouraging urgent action to accelerate gender parity. The UN’s IWD theme for 2017 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030” is focused on the economic empowerment of women in the globalised world. In 2015, the UN introduced the Sustainable Development Goals with a big emphasis on gender equality and social justice. Around the world, organisations, governments and women’s groups come together to mark the past, present and future economic, political and social achievements of women. Hundreds of events are held worldwide throughout March, with some under themes that reflect local gender issues.
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See Also: 12 Stats About Working Women in the U.S. (via BLS)
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