International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”
The United Nations theme for the observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 is: "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Since 2020 marks also the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which took place in Beijing in September 1995, this year’s IWD presents a unique opportunity to review the global progress made on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the last 25 years, identify the gender gaps that still remain, and outline the way forward.
The three Rome-based agencies will commemorate IWD 2020 with an event that brings together representatives of the UN agencies’ member states, gender experts, representatives of civil society and others to discuss how we can close the existing gender gaps in agriculture and rural livelihoods. New findings about the different roles of women and men in agriculture, food security and nutrition will be presented and their implications for policies and programmes will be discussed. The event will also showcase good practices in establishing national policies and programmes for promoting gender equality and rural women’s empowerment. Please find attached the programme.
The event will be virtual and everyone is encouraged to follow the web stream: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5246/icode/