International Women's Day – 7 March 2008

Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!

The ILO has firmly established itself in the Geneva community as the regular host for a major event commemorating International Women’s Day (IWD). Over the past years, ILO headquarters and field offices have held events, often highlighting the role and/or achievements of women in a particular field of work, or associating the events with the ILO’s ongoing work in gender equity and in improving the situation of women in the world of work.

In 2008, the slogan that will set the basis for ILO’s International Women’s Day is “Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart”, based on the overwhelming evidence that promoting equality is not only a matter of human rights, but it also makes good economic sense.