March 8 is commemorated as International Women’s Day (IWD) to recognize the spirit of determination and courage by women in their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women globally.
Status of Women Canada’s 2017 theme is titled “Equality Matters”. See more here – http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/commemoration/iwd-jif/theme-en.html
UN Women’s 2017 theme focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) taking place at the UN Headquarters, New York March 16 – 22 will discuss issues on women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work – http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw
Don’t forget to consult the library’s vast collection of electronic, print and media resources for any research on any of these themes. You can consult our research guides on various topics such as gender and the law, women’s studies and feminism, human rights, labour law etc.