Celebrating International Women's Day around the world
This week we celebrated women's rights, diversity and achievements - from Bangladesh to Zambia, Nigeria to Nepal.
Marching forwards in Zambia
Young people took the lead in celebrating International Women's Day. In Samfya, youth volunteers on the International Citizen Service programme held a big community action day, including a march...
...and peer educators engaged on VSO Zambia's TALK project held events aiming to improve women's sexual reproductive health and rights. The performed role plays and distributed contraceptives to packed crowds.
Making some noise in Nigeria
VSO Nigeria youth volunteers on the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme in Asuku village held an awareness-raising event in the community...
...and VSO Nigeria country director Lucia Balonwu took part in a live Q&A on Twitter organised by ICS volunteers.
Solidarity with women in Cambodia
International Women's Day in a public holiday in Cambodia. Male members of the staff team hosted a role play to brainstorm how men can be more active in promoting women's rights in the country.
Bold for change in Bangladesh
Over a thousand people attended a community action day organised by youth volunteers in Dinjapur, Bangladesh.
They performed a play highlighting gender inequality, there were talks from inspirational women, mixed gender cricket matches, and celebrations of strong women around the world.
Raising awareness in Nepal
VSO Nepal staff and volunteers took part in a flash mob in Kathmandu to raise awareness of Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
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