Washington, D.C. — Today, to mark the 103rd International Women’s Day, the Center for American Progress hosted a thought-provoking discussion on closing the gender gap in the world labor market, and CAP’s President Neera Tanden issued the following statement:
We know that when women are educated, their children are more likely to be educated. We know that when women have a chance to work as full and equal partners, economies prosper. And we know that when women are able to have their voices heard and be active participants in the social and political lives of their nations, they can be a tremendous force for progressive change. International Women’s Day is just one part of an ongoing dialogue here at CAP about the changing role of women in society and the need for policies that respond accordingly.
The Center released a number of resources that celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide, illustrate the challenges that women still face, and suggest that by addressing women’s issues we can simultaneously confront broader challenges.