The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. In 2015 they estimated a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress, meaning the gender gap wouldn’t close until 2133.

Everyone – men and women – can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender equality more quickly – whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias.

Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day: On Saturday 5th March 2016 we will celebrate International Women’s Day . Please gather in Writer’s Square, Belfast at 12.30pm for our walk to City Hall. This wonderful FREE celebration is a family event open to everyone. Bring your banners, bring your children, bring your husbands, wives & girlfriends. Come and celebrate International Women’s Day in style. Feel free to dress as a suffragette, or your favourite female role model, or come as yourself and enjoy the atmosphere of this great annual rally.

2016 Programme of Events: There are many events and activities taking place as part of the International Women’s Day Programme, ranging from film nights to heritage bus tours. Check out the Full Programme here.

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