The International Women’s Day theme for 2020: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights.” aims to bring together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country, to drive actions that will create the gender-equal world we all deserve. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, “Only through the equal participation of women can we benefit from the intelligence, experience and insights of all of humanity. Women’s equal participation is vital to stability, helps prevent conflict, and promotes sustainable, inclusive development. Gender equality is the prerequisite for a better world,”
Women are not only more affected by the challenges the world is facing today, but also possess ideas and leadership to solve them. On this International Day, UNDP Mongolia called out for stories of inspiring women who are leading the positive changes in their communities and advancing Sustainable Development Goals one step at a time. From a 9-year old painter who promotes peace through her art to rural women who are ensuring the rights to food security, these unsung heroes have inspired us through their leadership and commitment and have reminded us of the integral roles women play in building a better future for all. As we will be sharing the first of the 3 series of the stories today, we hope their stories will inspire you as much as they have inspired us.