We have jobs and careers, we raise children, study, volunteer, and we still manage to keep home fires burning. It’s hard work. Recognising that effort, in 1977 the United Nations first officially marked March 8 as International Women’s Day.

Aiming to promote women’s human rights, political participation, and economic security, the UN went on to develop the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), now known as UN Women.

Dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality, UN Women offers financial and technical help to innovative programs that foster women’s empowerment.

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