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International Women's Day 

The Commonwealth 8.7 Network recognises the important work that its members do every day to realise gender equality and women's empowerment. Every International Women's Day, we take the opportunity to raise awareness of women trapped in contemporary forms of slavery across the Commonwealth and acknowledge the role that gender plays in this issue.

8 March 2024

In celebration of International Women's Day 2024, the Commonwealth 8.7 Network held a webinar on the theme "Transformative Journeys: Women’s Empowerment through Skills Development and Vocational Training."During the webinar, 8.7 Network members, HAART Kenya, Freedom Hub Australia, Destiny Reflection, and a survivor advocate, shared invaluable insights gleaned from their work on delivering skills and vocational training aimed at empowering women survivors.  

View the full recording of the webinar here

8 March 2023

8 March 2022

In celebration of International Women's Day 2022, the Commonwealth 8.7 Network launched a social media campaign to celebrate its members and highlight the incredible work they do to support gender equality and women's empowerment across the Commonwealth. The theme for 2022 was #BreakTheBias - a call to imagine a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

The objectives of this campaign were to raise awareness of the plight of women and girls trapped in contemporary forms of slavery across the Commonwealth, to draw attention to social biases against victims and survivors, and to highlight the work of 8.7 Network members.


See the video that was created to showcase the social media campaign below.

8 March 2021

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