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International Women’s Day 2021 celebration


New Building Conference Hall, ICIMOD, Kathmandu

Date & Time

08 March 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 at ICIMOD

International Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the globe on 8 March every year to appreciate the remarkable contributions of women to our society. This day is dedicated to honouring the life, struggles, and determination of women. Our theme this year theme is “Choose to challenge: Empowering women as leaders for gender equality in the new normal”, which highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions to create a more inclusive and gender-equal world.

As in the past, ICIMOD will be celebrating this important day by organizing various programmes in-house on Monday, 8 March 2021:

  1. Message from the Director General
  2. Newspaper articles
  3. Photo contest on the theme
  4. Video presentation
  5. Webinars on the theme
  6. Announcement and presentation of the Gender Innovation Award 2021



International Women’s Day 2021

Choose to challenge: Empowering women as leaders for gender equality in the “new normal”

Gender equality is imperative to the attainment of wellbeing for all and promoting gender equity in leadership is a critical step towards it. Since they were first introduced in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have brought much-needed global attention to and action towards gender equity, particularly through SDG 5 and its specific target on leadership – 5.5: Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life.

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International Women’s Day 2021