International Women’s Day 2016

International Women’s Day (8 March) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. But the 2016 theme, Pledge for Parity, reminds us that globally, progress for...

International Women’s Day (8 March) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. But the 2016 theme, Pledge for Parity, reminds us that globally, progress for gender equality has slowed in many places, and that urgent action is needed to accelerate it. The co-operative movement has long been at the centre of action for gender parity, so here we look at and hear from some of the co-operative women – and women co-operatives – who have been making a difference around the world.