International Women's Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women's movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women's conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point for coordinated efforts to demand women's rights and participation in the political and economic process.
Increasingly, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women's rights.
GDRC has been working on themes related to this international day/observance, in its programme on Gender and Development.
GDRC therefore reaffirms its committment to uphold the objectives of the International Women's Day, and work towards better understanding of, and action on, promoting and protecting women's equal rights - as a fundamental human right.