Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019 to be conferred on March 8

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News: Nari Shakti Puraskar will be conferred on the 8th of March on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Facts:

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.

Additional Information:

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