Each year since 1911, on March 8, organisations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day to honour the achievements of women and to call for greater equality. Thousands of events take place every year on International Women’s Day (IWD) to mark the academic, economical, political, and social achievements of women.
The official United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2015 is “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It.”According to the UN, the theme “envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.”
This year, International Women’s Day was celebrated by the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA), along with colleagues and partners from the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) on March 9th, 2015 at MACCA’s main office in Kabul, Afghanistan. MACCA convened the event to honour women’s contributions to all aspects of the mine action programme and to emphasise the programme’s commitment to integrate gender in its activities.