8 March, International Women’s Day

8 March is International Women’s Day 2011

“Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women” is the UN theme for International Women’s Day 2011.  Next month, the papers on the AFS 3rd Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries themes will address pathways to decent work for women as well as pathways for women to become decision-makers, leaders and to occupy many different social and economic roles. We will address:

A. Gender and fish supply chains

B. Gendered responses to change in aquaculture and fisheries

C. Engendering fisheries and aquaculture policies and governance

To see what is happening on International Women’s Day, go to IWD.

And in case you were wondering, yes, the UN now also has an International Men’s Day. Although International Women’s Day celebrates its centenary in 2011, International Men’s Day began only in 1999. It is celebrated on 19 November.

Perhaps we can dream of one day getting beyond these needs for separate and special interests and filters, and celebrate shared and different gender roles and contributions!

2 responses to “8 March, International Women’s Day

  1. The older, primary International Men’s Day website is here:


    The one you list above has no archive nor does it mention the over 40 countries which celebrate the day. I recommend you replace the link.

    FYI, this year’s theme for IMD is, “Giving Boys the Best Possible Start in Life”: http://www.international-mens-day.com/Boys.php

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