Better the balance, better the world. This is the theme for this years International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March and we couldn’t agree more.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
To help create safe places for vulnerable children around the world, we empower women (and men) to realise their rights. We work with the community as a whole, rather than providing stand alone children's services. Communities have a right to build protective environments for their own children, and over the years we have seen that this ownership is the key to lasting change.
You’ll see this as a core aspect of all our programmes (see below for some examples). We work with so many inspiring women every day; through our partner organisations and in the communities we support. All these women are working to 'better the balance' and you’ll see us celebrating their achievements all year long if you follow our Latest Stories or sign up to our monthly email updates.
Last year's theme on International Women’s Day, was 'Press for Progress'. Since then we have been supporting our partners to do just this, ready to celebrate their achievements this year, with the theme ‘Balance for better’.
You can read some of the amazing positive change stories from India here.