International Women’s Day 2017

by | Mar 8, 2017 | News

What is International Women’s Day(IWD)?

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements whilst calling for gender equality.

International Women’s Day can be traced back to 1908 and since then has been celebrated around the world on different dates. Then in 1913, it was transferred to March 8th  and it has been celebrated on that day ever since. IWD was only recognised by the United Nations in 1975 and since has a theme each year for the celebration. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange.

Why do we still celebrate it?

The original aim – to achieve full gender equality for women across the world – has still not been realised. Figures show that globally, women’s education, health and violence towards women is still worse than that of men and the World Economic Forum suggest the gender gap won’t close until 2186.

Last year on International Women’s Day we celebrated the achievements of women who achieved an ABMA Education Outstanding Achievement Award for their hard work and efforts in their studies (Click here to view). We know this was a huge step towards bettering their futures.

This year, to embrace International Women’s Day and this year’s theme #BeBoldForChange, ABMA Education will be celebrating the relationships that we share with our learners, our lecturers, and our partners. We will be publishing stories, sharing images and videos and promoting the simply huge successes achieved by women undertaking our qualifications who are boldly trying to change the world for the better.

To learn more about International Women’s Day click here.

Click on the image below to see ABMA Education and friends celebrating International Women’s Day.

Top left: ABMA Education, UK   Top right: Tako Susie E, Mme Ngu Esther Fri & Nji Kelly Lum, Encounter Business Training School (BEST), Cameroon   Bottom left: Malembe Primary School, Malawi   Bottom right: Anne from British Chamber of Commerce, Kenya.