On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme --- #BeBoldforChange --- aims to spur action toward "a more inclusive, gender equal world," according to the campaign's organizers.
At USAID, gender mainstreaming is integrated into Agency programming across a variety of sectors. Girls' educational potential is unlocked when improved sanitation facilities exist on school grounds; rehabilitated water points reduce the time and distance needed for women to fetch water for their homes, enabling them to consider new livelihood opportunities; and greater women's involvement in water service provision and utility management is proving vital to sustaining the impact of USAID water programming.
For more information about International Women's Day and March 8 celebration events scheduled around the world, click here. Interested in sharing your thoughts online or promoting events related to International Women's Day? Click here to access the 2017 International Women's Day Social Media Toolkit.