International Women's Day 2016

On 8 March 2016, we commemorate International Women’s Day. The theme for this year - Step it up for “Gender Equality” − affords us the opportunity to highlight the importance of gender equality in all areas of human activity.

This includes not only gender equality in politics and decision-making, economic participation and or earning potential, but also equal enjoyment by both females and males of all ages of rights, socially valued goods, opportunities, resources and rewards such as access to basic social services, among which are education and health. 

Therefore, gender equality promotes the enjoyment of rights, opportunities and life chances for everyone regardless of whether they were born female or male.