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8 March 2017 - 8 March 2017

Global

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact on their communities and countries, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world.

UNFPA’s work expands the possibilities for women and girls to lead healthy and productive lives.

 

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8 March 2017 - 8 March 2017

Worldwide

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world.

This year's day focuses on increasing efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030, the deadline for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. The official United Nations theme is: Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality. 

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6 February 2017 - 6 February 2017

Global

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a human rights violation. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice.

UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM.

 

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