Health Desk- 8 March, 2020: International Women’s Day is being observed on 8th March Monday in the country and elsewhere in the world with a call to ensure women’s rights.
To mark the day, different socio-cultural organisations are organising programmes focusing on women’s rights and progress made by them in the economic, social, political and other areas.
This year’s theme for the day is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.”
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages marking the day, greeting all women across the world.
“The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world,” the chief of UN Women said in her message for International Women’s Day (IWD) at UN Headquarters on Friday, being celebrated in New York, ahead of the official day.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and all other private television channels are airing special programme while newspapers also published supplements highlighting the significance of the day.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.