8 Mar 2020
Time: All Day
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first International Women’s Day (IWD) born out of labour movements in 1911. Since then, IWD has grown in reach and is now a central point for action to build support for women’s rights and their full participation in life. IWD has also become a day of reflection – on the courage and determination of women who have fought to change history, on what’s been achieved and how far we still have to go in the fight for gender equality.
Read the full article on the IAPB website
What can I do?
This IWD, we encourage you to take action by posting a #EachforEqual pledge on social media, inspiring others in the eye health sector and beyond to unite and mobilise around the struggle to achieve gender equity. Because when we all take action we will achieve a gender equal world.
For more information about #EachforEqual and/or ideas about how you can participate in International Women’s Day – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/