Launched on International Women’s Day 2021, the “Les 8 du mois until we’re there” initiative highlights UNCTAD’s commitment to giving more visibility to how trade and economic policies affect men and women differently and the need for them to be more gender sensitive.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right, necessary to build a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Yet it remains unachieved across societies.
While International Women’s Day, marked on 8 March, is an occasion to celebrate women’s achievements and highlight the remaining barriers on the road to gender equality, one day is insufficient.
Many people and organizations rightly give priority to gender equality on 8 March, but they quickly return to “business as usual” the day after.
To ensure gender equality remains on the radar every month, this special initiative showcases diverse gender equality-focused products – such as events, videos and reports – and spotlights different contributions and actions needed to build Generation Equality.
(Les 8 du mois is French for "the 8th of every month".)
Gender equality in poorest nations hinges on post-pandemic policy choices
As policymakers in least developed countries address COVID-19’s social and economic consequences, they must ensure recovery efforts are gender responsive.
Women entrepreneurs changing the gender narrative against all odds
A co-founder of a robotics academy in Jordan and a car shop owner in Brazil share their experiences of overcoming barriers to become successful entrepreneurs.
Overcoming unconscious gender bias
UNCTAD's acting head, UN Geneva's chief and a top economist - three successful women who have overcome biases - share their experiences and recommendations.