International Women’s Day is observed on 8 March annually to celebrate and highlight the achievements that women are making around the world.
The theme for this year is “Empower Rural Women, End Hunger and Poverty.”
The good and bad news have been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) about drinking water and sanitation.
Journalists, human rights defenders and students activists world-wide are in dire need of protection.
That’s the finding of the annual report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.
Music superstar Angelique Kidjo recently performed at the United Nations in a concert calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
And while Saran Dioubate is not a household name, her voice is equally loud and compelling on this issue.
The United Kingdom plans to shine a spotlight on several key issues during the month of March when it will hold the revolving presidency of the Security Council.