Do we have a Men’s History Month? No — although 45 countries do celebrate International Men’s Day. There’s plenty to celebrate about men and not enough about women that’s why. To this day International Women’s Day is still proclaimed annually by the US President.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also is a day of action in support of taking action against gender inequality around the world. We all agree the world couldn’t run without women.
Using International Women’s Day as an annual catalyst, we will extend a Call to All Women to apply their intellectual, nurturing, and creative skills to move the world from where it is now to where we believe it can be in 2030.
Participants in the International Women’s Day events will be align with the Global Women’s Movement. Women worldwide caring about the well-being of women in a more prosperous and peaceful world.
UN Women align with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”, and the flagship Generation Equality campaign.
Both call for women’s right to decision-making in all areas of life, equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end all forms of violence against women and girls, and health-care services that respond to their needs.
The fight is still on — not fast enough, yet fierce and furious.