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UNCAV-ENFiD-Austria organized the (IWD) International Women’s Day Celebration 2024.

UNCAV-ENFiD-Austria organized the (IWD) International Women’s Day Celebration 2024.

Report: Muhammad Amir Siddique Journalist Vienna Austria.


VIENNA : The United Nations Correspondents Association Vienna (UNCAV) and the European Network of Filipino Diaspora Austria (ENFiD-Austria) in collaboration with the International Women’s Day (IWD) is organized the International Women’s Day Celebration 2024, in the United Nations Vienna Austria VIC Rotunda. The occasion was attended by a large number of the International Community and diplomats from around the world participated in this event. Moderators of the event Ms Dingdong Dela Cruz and Marizel Rojas  First of all, welcomed everyone and congratulated everyone on the UNCAV-ENFiD-Austria International Women’s Day Celebration 2024. In the event especially, it was started with the opening Dance Number, VIC Group of Polynesian Friends. The United Nations (UN) recognized that in order to achieve its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, it would be essential for women to participate equally in leadership, including political and public life. Today, women are underrepresented in all levels of decision-making, including in the professional world. In some industries, this gap is exponentially larger, such as in transport where women make up 22 percent or less of the workforce.

Among the speakers who participated in it were۔۔۔۔

Opening Remarks, Mr Hermann Kroiher, Secretary General, UNCAV

Inspirational Message, Mr Peter Haider, President of Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Austria.

Inspirational Message, Consul General Ivan Frank M. Olea Embassy of the Philippines in Vienna.

Choral Rendition, UN Chair

Keynote Speeches on IWD Theme:

“Inspire Inclusion”Dr Maria Riehl, MD, Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP)

Ms Kavita Gupta, United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG).

Ms La Neice Collins, Preparatory Commission

for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). In that time special Presentation Becoming Miss Right

Ms Ildeme Mahinay Koch, Influencer, Author: Becoming Miss Right and FWN Disrupt 4.0


In the middle of the event especially,  EU group Singing the songs of this peace.

On this occasion, the speakers said in their speeches.

2024 is all about equity—the quality of being “fair.” This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #EmbraceEquity, encourages everyone to “do their part in creating a fair and equal world within their sphere of influence.” We believe that the process of equity can only truly begin once we’ve taken a look inward through the lens of equity. What biases have we internalized and how do they hold us back? How can we define our own unique needs and seek support to satisfy each one? From there, we are better equipped to model equity as a process and advocate for others through allyship. When we are first fair to ourselves, we can challenge inequities in our workplaces and beyond—breaking down bias and moving toward equality. Representatives from across the borough discussed topics including gender Equality in Violence Against Women and Girls prevention, feminism in the world and gender equity in the workplace and campaigns. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society by challenging gender stereotypes,

calling out discrimination, drawing attention to bias, and actively seeking out inclusion, we can close gender disparities and accelerate progress toward a more gender-equal world. We know from numerous studies and on-the-ground experience that foreign aid programs that focus on gender equality are the most effective way to end extreme poverty. Empowering women and girls is not only right, it is smart. By putting gender equality at the core of all U.S. foreign aid, we can more effectively make our world safer, more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous for everyone. There is extensive research on the benefits of investing in women and girls – benefits that extend beyond the individual woman to her family, community, and country. Empowering women and girls and advancing gender equality are a critical part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an internationally agreed upon set of goals to end poverty and advance equality.

Many countries are using the SDGs to inform and inspire their aid and related policies. Today we face the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Whether it’s in school, college, university, workplace or elsewhere, raising awareness about discrimination and taking action to push for gender parity is crucial. It opens doors for girls and young women and gives them the chance to celebrate their achievements. #EmbraceEquity means to them as well as their own aspirations, hopes and goals. Closing Remarks, Ms Johmarie Somera, ENFiD-Austria Press Relations Officer and Featured Artist: Imelda Perez Papai and Francesca Olea. At the end, Organizer Marizel Rojas thanked everyone for coming to the conference.