Next 8th March will mark the International Women’s Day centenary. Women for Women in collaboration with Google has renewed its “Join me on the Bridge” campaign to raise awareness on the role of woman in society. Originally conceived of by women from Rwanda and Congo as a sign of solidarity between women in two conflict-ridden countries, last year’s edition brought together thousands of women and men at more than 100 bridge events on four continents.
Below is a list of events arranged by UN agencies and other organizations in occasion of the International Women's Day:
The fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Tuesday, 22 February to Friday, 4 March 2011.
Women Watch - UN news agency on gender Issues
UNFPA-UN Population Fund
ILO – International Labour Organization celebrating the IWD 7-11 March 2011
ITU-International Telecommunication Union
UNESCAP – UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
UNGEI - United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative
UNCCD – UN Convention to combat desertification
Council of Europe
EASSI Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women
SADC Southern African Development Community
Committee for Asian Women
Women Thrive Worldwide
Global Fund for Women
Plan . Coalition of organizations aiming to raise the profile of International Women’s Day
Hunger Project -
Global Pulse - Global media and communication network devoted to bringing women a global voice.
Interaction - Consortium of international foundations
Women for peace