Tag: International Women’s Day

20th March 2017 London, UK

Joanna Roper CMG

Special Envoy for Gender Equality

Addressing the barriers that hold back women

We recently celebrated International Women’s Day, a day when we can celebrate the achievements of women in history and around the world. It’s also a day when we look to address the barriers that hold back women. I was delighted to have been appointed to the new role of Special Envoy for Gender Equality. This […]

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12th March 2015

by Peter Tibber

Ambassador to Colombia

International Women’s Day: My “Week for Women”

Guest blog by Chloe Hamborg, Head of Political Section It has been educative and inspirational to hear comments of writers and activists from around the world this week on the theme of women’s rights, in recognition of International Women’s Day on 8 March. My “Week for Women” started on Saturday evening, attending an event at […]

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9th March 2015 Bucharest, Romania

Paul Brummell

by Paul Brummell

British Ambassador to Romania

Guest blog: Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on 8 March. International Women’s Day 2015 highlights the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realising women’s rights. There have been many achievements since then, but many serious gaps remain. For example, […]

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8th March 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Philip Parham

by Philip Parham

British Ambassador to the UAE

Guest blog: Muna Harib AlMuhairi – International Women’s Day

20 years ago, the fourth “World Conference on Women” met in Beijing from 4-15 September 1995. The conference launched a historical document to promote and protect women’s rights around the world: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The declaration stated that all participating governments would work to advance the goals of equality, development and […]

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5th March 2015 Skopje, Macedonia

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s Rights Nights!

Emerging from the movement for equal rights, shorter working hours, better pay and voting rights for women, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900s. On 8th of March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to empower women, celebrate the progress and remind of the remaining gender inequalities. In Skopje, […]

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10th March 2014 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

International Women’s Day 2014: Inspiring Change

This is a guest blog by Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, to commemorate International Women’s Day 2014. As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2014, I wish all women of the world a great year ahead of us. In the past decades, we have seen great advances in women’s […]

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8th March 2014 Sana’a, Yemen

Jane Marriott

by Jane Marriott

British Ambassador to Yemen

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day- an annual celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. Since arriving in Yemen last year, I’ve been fortunate to meet a huge number of women from all walks of life. One of the reasons I feel optimistic about Yemen’s future is because of the […]

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7th March 2014 Stockholm, Sweden

Paul Johnston

by Paul Johnston

Ambassador to Sweden

International Women’s Day: ‘women’s economic empowerment and raising girls’ aspirations’.

Upon receiving the Hillary Clinton prize for women, peace and security last month, UK Foreign Secretary Hague said, “I believe that there is no greater strategic prize of the 21st century than the full social, political and economic empowerment of all women everywhere.” [Full speech] Tomorrow is the 103rd International Women’s Day. A great deal […]

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