As we mark International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s roles in the significant-but-unfinished progress towards gender equality and recognize the leadership and contributions of women in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, data indicate that gender gaps are widening following the pandemic and its effects, and that gains in women’s and girls’ accumulation of human capital, economic empowerment, and voice and agency, painstakingly built over past decades risk reversing.
The good news is that women are stepping up – alongside men - to both mitigate and reverse these effects. They are using innovation and new knowledge to put women at the center of building more inclusive, sustainable and resilient economies which can better withstand future shocks.
Here are some inspiring global examples and helpful resources to learn more and get engaged.
East Asia & the Pacific
|Europe & Central Asia|
Campaign: Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia
Blog: To the inspiring women of Central Asia: Thank you!
|Latin America & Caribbean |
Blog: A year of reflection and action, but not of celebration
Resource: Gender Innovation Lab
Middle East & North Africa