U.N. Marks International Women’s Day With Calls For Equal Rights, More Opportunities For Women Worldwide
U.N. News: On International Women’s Day, U.N. celebrates the power of activism to bring change for ‘sisterhood of humanity’
“The drumbeat for women’s rights and empowerment reached a crescendo on Thursday as the United Nations celebrated International Women’s Day with a number of powerful events, where global activists joined top U.N. officials calling for the recent momentum generated by grassroots movements against discrimination and harassment to tip the scales towards lasting change…” (3/8).
Xinhua News: Sustainable development goals cannot be achieved if women’s rights denied: U.N.
“President of the U.N. General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak said Thursday that the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved if women’s rights are denied. ‘We cannot achieve the sustainable development goals, or peace, if half of our global population is denied both rights and opportunities,’ Lajcak told a large audience at a U.N. event marking the International Women’s Day…” (3/8).