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International Women's Day

International Women's Day (today, March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

HBSC's findings have revealed systematic gender inequalities in health. These inequalities spread across the life-course of girls and women, carrying disadvantage for social, education, employment and welfare outcomes with lasting and costly impacts on health and well-being.

A recent report from the WHO Regional Office for Europe looking at women’s health across the life-course shows that opportunities are present during childhood and adolescence for evidence-based actions to prevent future ill health and fully realise girls’ health and well-being potential. But inequalities in health linked to gender and social factors, such as place of residence, maternal/family socioeconomic status, ethnicity and migrant status, persist for girls across the Region.

International Women's Day provides a rallying cry for teachers, parents, caregivers, parents and policy-makers to educate and inspire children about the role of women in society. From celebrating women's achievements through to challenging gender stereotypes and bias, there are many useful classroom resources available to support International Women's Day activities.

To learn more about gender differences in young people's health, download a free copy of Growing up Unequal, the international report from HBSC's 2013/14 survey.

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[08-03-2018 to 30-11-2018]

 


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