International Women’s Day

The theme for Global Women’s Working day 2023 is DigitALL: Innovation and engineering for gender equality.  

Several and intersecting varieties of discrimination versus women of all ages and women, rooted in gender inequality, harm their overall health and very well-remaining. Girls and women in numerous pieces of the environment confront the dangers of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted bacterial infections like HIV and cervical cancer, malnutrition, despair, and respiratory infections, among other risks.   

Digital wellbeing and info platforms can strengthen health and fitness outcomes for women of all ages and girls and greatly enhance their autonomy and privacy – they empower educated overall health conclusion-earning, boost access to health services, therapies and medications, and boost awareness about women’s rights, which includes sexual and reproductive health and fitness and rights.  Self-care interventionsWHO Women’s Health and fitness Chatbot on Viber and Florence, WHO’s first virtual well being employee are some examples of  how WHO harnesses digital technologies to enhance women’s overall health. 

Electronic training has a transformative section to perform in accomplishing gender equality and inclusion in the health workforce.  Although women of all ages make 70% of well being and treatment workforce in most international locations, they occupy only 1 in 4 world wide wellbeing leadership roles and are paid substantially a lot less for the exact same do the job.  OpenWHO, a finding out system that features virtually 200 self-paced courses in general public health in 65 languages, is an case in point of how technological innovation breaks down limitations to entry to knowledge, and bridges the gender divide in access to instruction, studying and profession-constructing alternatives for females.   

Digital innovation, engineering and schooling can be a match changers in increasing well being outcomes for ladies and women and enhancing their privateness and autonomy.  But to totally realize that possible females and women need to be empowered and enabled to be the driving pressure in innovation and technological innovation development they have to have equivalent access to training, instruction and mastering and gender and equity lenses need to be utilized in coming up with digital know-how procedures and programmes in get to cut down gender-associated overall health inequities for extended-lasting transformative improve. 


  • Hidden in simple sight: The growing stress of noncommunicable ailments between refugees and migrants – a digital party on 8 March at 14.30 CET to discuss the burden of NCDs on refugees and migrants and the particular problems that some NCDs pose for refugee and migrant girls and girls.  Additional facts and registration here.
  • Improving the wellness of women of all ages through electronic innovation, engineering and schooling – a flagship aspect occasion, arranged with the guidance of Chile and Rwanda, will be held at the 67th session of the Fee on the Position of Women (CSW67), on Tuesday, 7 March at 08.15 EST (14.15 CET) at the UN HQ, Meeting Area 8.  This will be in-man or woman event (register below), which will be webcast live on UN WebTV 
  • Gender equity and rights in the avoidance and command of non-communicable conditions: the function of electronic wellness – a aspect party at the CSW67, co-organized with Liberia and Gambia, will take position on Monday, 6 March at 18:30 EST (00.30 CET) at the UN HQ, Meeting Area 8.  This will be in-individual occasion (register below), which will be webcast are living on UN WebTV