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International Women’s Day, 2018

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives Today, International Women’s Day is commemorated globally. Coming on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, the theme for this year’s commemoration is: “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”.

Now more than ever before, people across the world are mobilizing, with marches and campaigns like #MeToo, #NiUnaMenos, or #Ana_kaman, for a future that is more equal. Rural and urban activists continue to mobilize, disrupt the status quo, and influence a broad range of policy, legislative and social reform; from founding projects to end violence at the workplace to providing access to services for ethnic, immigrant and minority women, working every day to leave no one behind.

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the tireless work of activists who are central to the global push for gender equality. It is a unique moment to join the efforts, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are striving to claim women’s rights.



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