The UN celebrated International Women’s Day through participation in a series of activities. On March 8 Heads of Agencies participated and shared at the Government’s event to mark the occasion.
On March 10 there was a joint UN display at the The High Commission of Canada’s Press for Freedom exhibition, which was an afternoon dedicated to educating, entertaining, empowering and networking. On this date, agencies also participated in a walk held by the Guyana Community of Positive Women and Girls (GCWAG).
International Women’s Day is an annual observance used to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
It is also an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
This year, International Women’s Day came on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice.