Celebrate the successes of women past and present and make your commitment to advancing gender equality.
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and support UN Women’s work to transform the lives of women and girls in our region, for the better.
Beijing + 20
International Women’s Day’s 2015 theme is ‘Let’s not wait another 20 years to achieve gender equality’, to commemorate 20 years since the Beijing Platform for Action was agreed to by 189 countries around the world. In the 20 years since, we have made some progress, but we’ve got a long way to go. Even today, worldwide:
- Women are paid 10 to 30 per cent less than men
- Just 1 in 5 parliamentarians are women
- 1 in 3 women and girls will be beaten, raped, abused or mutilated in their lifetimes
We can change that and create a brighter future for women and girls.