‘Equality for women is progress for all’

The theme for this year's International Women’s Day (March 8th) is: 'Equality for women is progress for all.'

The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 1975. It has evolved into an occasion for reflecting on progress made, a call for change, and celebration of acts of courage and determination by women around the world who have played extraordinary roles in their countries and communities.

In the below video, listen to the UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, celebrate progress already made for women's rights, women's empowerment and gender equality, and call upon women, men, youth, and leaders to recommit to making gender equality a global reality.