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International Women’s Day this year is marked on Wednesday 8th March. The theme this year is #BeBoldForChange calling for a better working and more gender inclusive world.

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.

Last year, organisations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men’s contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures.

The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, International Women’s Day can be an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and moving closer to gender parity.

To mark this pertinent day, a WIZO Conference ‘In the name of equality’ will be held on IWD. The conference will provide a forum for debate and free discussion on the role of legislation and the military in closing the gender equality gap in Israel.

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