International Women’s Day

Facebook Live with UN Secretary-General and activists

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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On 7 March, UN Women will broadcast a Facebook Live conversation ahead of International Women’s Day, beginning at 12:15 PM (EST). 

This online event is an opportunity to discuss how we can transform the recent global momentum created by the women’s movement into action, and to empower women in all settings, both rural and urban, to claim their rights and realize their full potential. 

The panellists include the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres; Mónica Ramírez, President of National Farmworker Women's Alliance (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas); and Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. The conversation, moderated by Ghida Fakhry, International Broadcast Journalist for TRT World, combines questions from the online audience with an exciting focus on activism and action. 

Coming on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is: “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”

Tune into fb.com/unwomen to watch live and join the conversation using #AskIWD.