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International Womens Day 2020

International Women's Day (March 8) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The IWD 2020 global campaign theme is #EachforEqual: an equal world is a better and enabled world, and each of us has the responsibility and capability to create such an equal world. To fight for equality for women and men, EYW countries (Bangladesh, Etiopia, Indonesia and Pakistan) have planned different activities addressing the different perspectives of gender equality. 

  • Ethiopia

    Oxfam in Ethiopia in collaboration Oxfam with the Horn of Africa Voluntary Youth Committee (HAVOYOCO) and Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization (RCWDO) partnering with government stakeholders in the Somali and Oromia regions celebrated the International women’s Day. An event was organized with the theme of "I am generation Equality" to raise the awareness of on GBV, Unpaid care work, SRH and young women’s voice. Read more

  • Bangladesh

    In Bangladesh, the celebration of IWD focused on unpaid care work. Various activities and events including Youth Conference with union and women leaders,  stakeholders dialogue,  Women Entrepreneurs' Fair, storytelling session, Poetry Recitation Competition, Colorful Rally and discussion, Girls football match, Women entrepreneur and skill youth facilitation were carried out in the regions of Rangpur, Rajshahi, Barisal, Khulna, Puthia and Dhaka.

  • Indonesia

    Oxfam in Indonesia and partners celebrated the IWD through several interactive activities including digital campaign, public dialog, press conference and food heroes gathering. The objective of the activities was to amplify the voices of the people who grow our food, as well as to advocate policies and practices that would ensure that people living in poverty, especially  women, to claim power in the way their countries manage land, water and climate change. A clear and strong message was delivered through the activities: Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world.

  • Pakistan

    In Pakistan, a series of activities under the campaign “I Am More” were organized including panel discussions, theatre performance and etc. The “I AM More” campaign aims to showcase positive norms around girls and women that highlight their individuality, ambition, achievement and contribution. The campaign presents the many dimensions of a woman’s individuality which entails a life made out of informed decisions and choices; a life which is complete with her hopes and interests, cultivating her ambitions, nurturing her dreams and safeguarding her plans to do more and be more.