Today marks the day in 1995 when we officially recognised women’s rights, and gender equality within society. Today is a day that should be no different to any other day, where we recognise women’s Human Rights as being the heart of sustainable development.
Women around the world, and particularly across our region, the Asia Pacific, still face poverty, discrimination and violence every day. Despite some gains, women remain poorly represented in leadership roles. We must work together to achieve lasting change by investing in a brighter future for women and girls. Tackling the constraints to achieving gender equality is a 365 day per year commitment, not a one in 365 day pledge.