The UN theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2017, will focus on ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030’. This International Women’s Day, UN Women calls upon all actors to Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50:50 by 2030.
The world of work is changing, and with significant implications for women. On one hand, we have globalization, technological and digital revolution and the opportunities they bring, and on the other hand, the growing informality of labour, unstable livelihoods and incomes, new fiscal and trade policies and environmental impacts—all of which must be addressed in the context of women’s economic empowerment. Source UN Women.
Visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day for further information.
In the run up to International Women’s Day and CSW61, Soroptimist International has released a statement regarding Women’s Economic Empowerment in the World of Work which can be found by visiting the CSW pages of our website or by clicking here.