Event Type: Observances
Event Name: International Women's Day
Event Description: International Women's Day will be celebrated around the world on 8 March, on the theme "Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls." Events will include a launch of a song written for UN Women called "One Woman," recorded with 24 artists, which will be promoted starting 22 February with a teaser website and social media outreach. UN Women's Executive Director will hold a press conference on 3 March at Headquarters to bolster coverage of the Day.
UN Sponsor: UN Women
Activities: On 5 March UN Women will hold a special event and publicize the 18+ Governments expected to join the COMMIT initiative, launched by UN Women in November 2012 to end violence against women and girls. This year's session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) shares the same priority theme as International Women's Day and will also focus on "Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework."
Event URL: http://www.unwomen.org/
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