Message of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

Today, on 8 March 2017, we join the world in commemorating International Women’s Day, calling on every person to Be Bold for Change to play a part in helping to drive better outcomes for women.

November 2015 was a significant moment for women around the world. This was when the Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO’s Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health were launched. The world was urged to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls, everywhere, and ensure that these populations not only survive, but also thrive and transform the world.

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