Folks in our community and across the Country today are joining in the International Women’s Day Observance. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.
Here is what the UN is looking for by 2030…
-ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes.
– ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and preprimary education so that they are ready for primary education.
-End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
-Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.