International Women's Day is observed across the world on March 8. It's a Global day which celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Women constitute a major part of our work in Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON), therefore, in line with our MISSION which is to monitor and promote the implementation of women's rights for the attainment of equal status of women in all aspects of social, political and economic development within the communities and nation at large, we commit to continuously uphold the rights of women in the society for a more gender balanced Nigeria.

International Women's Day (IWD) is a day for us to remember and celebrate the numerous women who fought and continue to fight tirelessly to keep enforcing gender balance.

Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. The race therefore continues for gender balance in the boardroom, gender balance in governance, gender balance in education, gender balance within employees as well as more gender balance in wealth, in media reportage and in sports.

Gender Balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive and so we urge the Government, the private sector and other stakeholders to let us continue to build a gender balanced world.

Collectively, we can all play our part.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN's DAY to all women out there and also to the great "HE FOR SHE" men standing with us.

#IWD 2019 #BalanceforBetter

Some excerpt from:
(International Women's Day Campaign)

March 8, 2019