International Women’s Day Commemoration for the Asia-Pacific Region
Regional Event Spotlights Stories of Survival
Bangkok (Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) - The United Nations celebrates International Women’s Day. This year’s Asia-Pacific commemoration of International Women’s Day will be dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.
Globally, up to seven in ten women will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is a living reality, universal to all countries, societies and cultures. It wrecks families and communities. It stunts development. It is a global pandemic that we can, and must, prevent.
What: International Women’s Day Commemoration
When: 8 March, 10:30-11:45am
Where: United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC-CR 2).
The commemoration will honor four survivors of violence from throughout Asia and the Pacific, who will tell their stories of channeling their own experience into activism.
The event features keynote speaker, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP.
The commemoration is being organized by the United Nations Regional Coordination Mechanism Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women under the leadership of ESCAP and UN Women.
For further information about the event, please contact:
Linda Boonyuen Owens, Social Development Division, United Nations ESCAP
M: (66) 84 658 7541, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bentley Jenson, Officer-in-Charge, a.i.
Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, United Nations ESCAP
T: (66) 2 288 1869, E: email@example.com