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IWD 2016 campaign theme #PledgeForParity "Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement.
And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places.
The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.
So how do we want to celebrate International Women's Day 2016? We say by Pledging For Parity!
Everyone - men and women - can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly - whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity."
Commit to take action to accelerate gender parity!
MAKE A PLEDGE NOW
On International Women's Day 2016, at the initiative of the Secretary General of IUBCCI, Ms. Isabelle Vladoiu, SUNY Buffalo Law School and Women of SUNY Buffalo Law School organized an event with the global theme #pledgeforparity. The event had as purpose to raise awareness through both domestic and international students at SUNY Buffalo Law School, and the professors out there, that Gender Equality is an actual and important issue. At the event were submitted more than 100 pledges online at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Pledge
President of IUBCCI, Mr. Manuel Oancia (right) and Secretary General of IUBCCI, Ms. Isabelle Vladoiu (left) wearing yellow on International Women's Day 2016 while making their Pledges for Parity.