Published On: Tue, Mar 8th, 2016

International Women’s Day 2016

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ISLAMABAD: International Women’s Day is being observed today (Tuesday) to highlight endeavours of women in various fields of life besides plight of vulnerable and distress women.

The focus of the celebrations will be on respect, appreciation and love towards women to their economic, political, and social achievements.

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.

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Observance of the day by the United Nations this year will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda and building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

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It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.

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Globally a number of events have been organized on the day. Likewise various government and semi-government organizations will hold special celebrations.

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In this connection National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) and Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) will organize a roundtable discussion on `Rights of women with disabilities’ at National Library.

In evening civil society organizations will hold a walk at Press Club. – APP

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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