Today, we are starting a new photo series called “The View From My Own Window.” Please take a look at our first selected photo taken on March 19, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
The United Nations’ “Commission on the Status of Women” is meeting from March 14 – March 24, 2016 in New York. The Commission is the sole global intergovernmental body with the purpose to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. Participants of the meeting, which is held every two years, are United Nations member states, other UN entities, and accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world. This year’s meeting focuses on the link between women’s empowerment and sustainable development. Check out the Commission’s webpage for more details at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw60-2016.
In 1977, the United Nations marked March 8 as “International Women’s Day” to promote political and social awareness of struggles of women and gender equality around the world. Originally based on “International Working Women’s Day,” which was first observed in New York on February 28, 1909, “International Women’s Day” is marked around the globe on March 8 to promote women’s and gender equality.
The Guardian of Manchester invited its readers on March 8 to follow some of the events being held in various countries in conjunction with “International Women’s Day”:
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