International Women's Day March 8th 2017
The theme for International Women'sDay from the UN this year focuses on :
" Women in the Changing World of Work. Planet 50 - 50 by 2030"
Unlocking the full potential of women in the world of work requires action to:
- bridge the gender pay gap that stands currently at 24% globally
- address the gender deficit in care work
- close the gender gap in leadership, entrepreneurship in so many professions
In 2017 women and girls are planning to celebrate International Women's Day in every possible way: IWD is celebrating the social,economic,cultural and political achievements; the University of Manchester is highlighting the contribution of women in all departments of the university; the carrier Air India set a record by operating the world's longest all women flight fro Delhi to San Francisco Magnificent efforts in the face of the World Economic Forum's prediction that the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186!
BFWG members - we look forward again to hearing about your contributions in your LAs and through your involvement with your Independent members.