The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights which is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, and marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the Beijing Platform for Action is recognized as the most progressive roadmap for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere.

The year 2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide as the global community takes stock of progress made for women’s rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. It also marks several other galvanizing moments in the gender equality movement: (a) a five-year milestone towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; (b) the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and, (c) the 10th anniversary of UN Women’s establishment.

The year 2020 represents an unmissable opportunity to mobilize global action to achieve gender equality and human rights of all women and girls.

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