International Womens Day 2020
It’s time to take stock of progress and bridge the gaps that remain through bold, decisive actions. Theme for International Women’s Day (8 March), “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Learn more
Kathy Gitau tech violence student activist
Having witnessed violence first-hand, it made me obsessed with fighting for this conversation [on equality]. I witnessed my mum suffer violence and its always made me feel bad – being discriminated because she is a woman. Learn more
Take Five From awareness-raising to action how trained paralegals in Uganda are stopping FGM
Christine Awori is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Legal Aid and Pro-bono Services for the Uganda Law Society (ULS), which established a satellite clinic in Amudat District in northeastern Uganda. Learn more
Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality
As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us, as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions. Learn more
My Take, Your Take: Fighting for justice and gender equality in Liberia
This intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Gwendolyn Myers, a 29-year-old peace activist from Liberia, talks with a veteran activist, Abla Gadegbeku William, 59. Learn more
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can achieve them. More
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day 8 March is, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Together, we want to mobilize to end gender-based violence; we are calling for economic justice and rights for all; bodily autonomy, sexual and reproductive health and rights; feminist action for climate justice; technology and innovation for gender equality; and feminist leadership. More
The way we talk, think, and act every day can create a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions. More
- I am Generation Equality: Tina Musuya, feminist and advocate for ending gender-based violence
- From where I stand: "Girls in Mara Region Not for Sale!"
- Op-Ed: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights!
- Official Launch of the African Women Leader Network in Uganda: Women leaders using their offices to empower other women
- Launch of Generation Equality in Cameroon, on the occasion of the 35th edition of the celebration of International Women's Day on March 08, 2020
- I am Generation Equality: Fatou Warkha Sambe, video-journalist combating gender-based violence
- Take Five: It is time to look beyond the numbers in women empowerment
- I am Generation Equality: Kathy Gitau, tech-violence student activist
- I am Generation Equality: Sandiso Sibisi founder of 'Born to Succeed Women' and Director at COOi Studios South Africa
- My Take, Your Take: Fighting for justice and gender equality in Liberia
2020 is the year for Women
Around the world and through the decades, we have all shared in the global struggle for gender equality. This International Women’s Day, UN Women’s multi-generational campaign, Generation Equality, brings together past and present advocates to demand gender equality in this generation.
UN Women works with traditional and religious leaders across Africa to eliminate harmful practices and bring about change. Together with the Council of Traditional Leaders in Africa (COTLA/CONATA), we are building momentum for a continent-wide commitment to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.