Alola Australia

Happy International Women’s Day to all those working for the advancement of women.

Fundasun Alola in Timor-Leste is at the forefront of action supporting women and children in Timor-Leste, we wish them all strength and success.

KOP book launchAll around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

Celebrated globally on 8 March, International Women’s Day will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain. This is the time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part. The Beijing Platform for Action focuses on 12 critical areas of concern, and envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/iwd/index.html

 

makeithappen

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.