International Women's Day 2016

Radeer Attawil's story is one of many featured this year in celebration of International Women's Day. Photo: LWF/ Jerusalem
Radeer Attawil's story is one of many featured this year in celebration of International Women's Day. Photo: LWF/ Jerusalem

GENEVA, 8 March 2016 --International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March represents an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide.

Learn how LWF’s work on women's and girls’ right to education, protection and equality empowers them to fight life threatening traditional practices such as female genital mutilation. LWF also celebrates the vastly different ways in which women are striving to achieve their professional and personal goals, making a difference for themselves, their families and their communities

The 2016 theme “Pledge For Parity” is a pledge for gender justice. It is a time to reflect on how far we've come and just how far we still must go before women around the world truly achieve gender justice.

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