International Women’s Day 2021 – Women in Leadership

Women and the Pandemic
Despite women making up a majority of front-line workers, there is disproportionate and inadequate representation of women in national and global COVID-19 policy spaces.
Photo:WHO / P. Phutpheng
International Women’s Day comes around every year on March 8th. This year, the contribution of women in response to the Covid -19 pandemic has been highlighted: where women lead, women achieve better results, faster. There is also the question of gender equality, one of the Sustainable Development Goals. The world needs to advance the cause of women in humankind’s many endeavours.

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International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

UN Women - International Women's Day 2021
Credit: UN Women/Yihui Yuan.

UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 as, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”

The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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