Sunday, 27 February 2011

International Women's Day

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

European Union


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.


Women Deliver

Interaction - Consortium of international foundations

Women for peace

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