News: Nari Shakti Puraskar will be conferred on the 8th of March on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
About Nari Shakti Puraskar
- It is conferred on eminent women and institutions rendering distinguished service to the cause of women.
- The award was instituted by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in 1999.
International Women’s Day
- During International Women’s Year 1975, the United Nations designated 8th March to be celebrated as International Women’s Day (IWD) every year.
- 2020 Theme: #IWD2020 #EachforEqual.
Women and Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
- It is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
- It was established in July 2010 and is headquartered in New York, USA