Tag: International Women’s Day

9th March 2021 Skopje, North Macedonia

Vildan Drpljanin

Lawyer and Project Manager, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights

The COVID-19 labour crisis and its impact on women workers

Results of the ‘Improved productivity through better labour legislation in North Macedonia’ Project “Globally, women will likely experience a significant burden on their time given their multiple care responsibilities as school closures and confinement measures are adopted, possibly leading to reductions in working time and permanent exit from the labour market. In some contexts, and […]

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8th March 2021 Skopje, North Macedonia

Ljupka Trajanovska

Analyst and Research Associate at Center for Research and Policy Making; MA in Gender, Violence and Conflict at University of Sussex

International Women’s Day- Will women’s safety ever be a priority and a human right?

The global campaign theme this year was announced as “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The successful managing of the pandemic by women leaders has highlighted the need for more women in decision-making positions globally, not excluding the Republic of North Macedonia. A recovery process will follow and without assessing […]

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8th March 2021 Colombo, Sri Lanka

UK In Sri Lanka: #ChooseToChallenge for Gender Equality

The UK Chooses To Challenge: How The British High Commission and British Council are championing gender quality in Sri Lanka? Each year, on 8 March, the world comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). We advocate for women’s equality, honour the achievements of women and support female-focused organisations. This is all aimed at striving […]

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4th March 2021 Canberra

Vicki Treadell

by Vicki Treadell

British High Commissioner to Australia

UK in Australia: #ChooseToChallenge

Woman with arms in air

International Women’s Day is 8 March and this year the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. This theme really resonates with me, as a mixed race woman who was born in Malaysia –without any British ancestry – I think my presence alone can challenge some people’s expectations as to what a British High Commissioner should or could be. […]

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12th March 2020 London, UK

Nina Forgwe

Political and Programmes Officer, Cameroon

Nina Forgwe: Success, what success?

As part of our Women’s History Month campaign, #RedefiningSuccess, we have asked our colleagues from across the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to share what success means to them. Here, Nina Forgwe shares her definition. Success, what success? I come from a family where my siblings and I are all university educated. I have travelled the […]

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7th March 2018 Berlin, Germany

Chris Bradley

Science and Innovation Network, Regional Director for Europe, Russia and Turkey

Women in Science: fostering UK-German innovation

Today, 8 March, marks International Women’s Day and tomorrow, 9 March, marks the beginning of British Science week. According to UNESCO, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. So today we’re pleased to introduce two female scientists who have agreed to share a little about their careers and experiences as women working at […]

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20th March 2017 London, UK

Joanna Roper

by Joanna Roper

FCO Special Envoy for Gender Equality

Addressing the barriers that hold back women

We recently celebrated International Women’s Day, a day when we can celebrate the achievements of women in history and around the world. It’s also a day when we look to address the barriers that hold back women. I was delighted to have been appointed to the new role of Special Envoy for Gender Equality. This […]

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12th March 2015

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by Peter Tibber

Ambassador to Colombia

International Women’s Day: My “Week for Women”

Guest blog by Chloe Hamborg, Head of Political Section It has been educative and inspirational to hear comments of writers and activists from around the world this week on the theme of women’s rights, in recognition of International Women’s Day on 8 March. My “Week for Women” started on Saturday evening, attending an event at […]

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