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International Women's Day theme: "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030"
According to the UN, the theme for International Women's Day (March 8), this year is "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030".

"The world of work is changing, and with significant implications for women. On one hand, we have globalization, technological and digital revolution and the opportunities they bring, and on the other hand, the growing informality of labour, unstable livelihoods and incomes, new fiscal and trade policies and environmental impacts - all of which must be addressed in the context of women's economic empowerment," stated UN-Women ahead of the observance.

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals agenda too has a focus on gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls and aims at 'achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls, rests upon unlocking the full potential of women in the world of work'.

The UN has also suggested the 'measures that are key to ensuring women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work must include bridging the gender pay gap, which stands at 24 per cent globally' and urged the community of nations to ensure 'gender-responsive economic policies for job creation, poverty reduction and sustainable, inclusive growth' along with promoting 'women's access to innovative technologies and practices, decent work and climate-resilient jobs and protect women from violence in the work place'.

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