Protesters at the 2011 UN Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa. Photo: Langelle

Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

The UN announced their theme for 2022 International Women’s Day as “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow“. Their events will recognise how women around the world are responding to climate change.
On March 8, in 1908, women workers in the needle trades marched through New York City’s Lower East Side to protest child labor, sweatshop working conditions, and demand women’s suffrage. Beginning in 1910, March 8 became annually observed as International Women’s Day.