International Women’s Day
Date posted: March 8, 2019
Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change. It explores the ways in which innovation can work for gender equality, boost investment in gender-responsive social systems, and enhance public services and infrastructure to meet the needs of women and girls.
Some innovations that we take for granted today have already improved the lives of women and girls. Five innovations that have advanced women’s rights describes a few of them.
It is estimated that at the current pace of change it will take more than a century to close the general gender gap and more than 200 years to achieve workplace parity.
For more news, assets and stories, visit UN Women’s In Focus: International Women’s Day.