International Women's Day - Equality Now

Today around the world we celebrate Women's Day. On 8 March not only celebrates women’s achievements, but is an annual reminder that more action is needed to achieve gender parity.

Gender equality continues to be one of the most significant challenges in human rights. According to, in 2024, there are still more than 2 billion women living without full legal equality.

UN Women has outlined areas that need joint action to ensure women are not left behind:
Investing in women: A human rights issue

"Gender equality remains the greatest human rights challenge. Investing in women is a human rights imperative and cornerstone for building inclusive societies. Progress for women benefits us all."

Shifting to a green and caring economy

"The current economic system exarcebates poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation, disproportionately affecting women and marginalized groups. Advocates for alternative economic models propose a shift towards a green and caring economy that amplifies women’s voices."

If we don't take action now, it will take another 131 years to reach gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2023.

Equality now.