In Focus: International Women’s Day 2024 in Asia and the Pacific


International Women’s Day 2024 in Asia and the Pacific  Invest in women: Accelerate progress

International Women's Day 2024 is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to renew our commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment. This year, the global theme is 'Invest in women: Accelerate progress', emphasizing the crucial role that investment in women plays in driving positive change and advancement in society.

In the Asia-Pacific region, women have been at the forefront of driving economic growth, innovation, and social progress. From entrepreneurs and scientists to political leaders and grassroots activists, women in the region have shown resilience, leadership, and creativity in overcoming challenges and shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future.

On this International Women's Day, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific calls on governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and individuals to step up their efforts to invest in women and girls.

Check this page for updates, follow us on social media (@unwomenasia) and use the hashtag #InvestInWomen to join the conversation!

Key events


8 March 2024: Asia-Pacific Regional Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2024


8 March 2024: International Women’s Day 2024 | Side event

Republic of Korea

8 March 2024: International Women’s Day Celebration in the Republic of Korea



Growing sustainable women-led businesses


Advancing gender equality in the Pacific


Through the Waters: Story of Resilience

Sri Lanka

“Introducing our products to the world is my dream”


“Besides selling products, we’re an educational hub for women”

Viet Nam

Helping vulnerable women reclaim their resilience in the wake of COVID-19


Five things to accelerate women’s economic empowerment
Why investing in women is a human rights issue
Everything you need to know about pushing for pay equity


Elevating skills and hope for women in Afghanistan
“Unstoppable Women” The Afghan Women’s Movement
A handmade tale: A photo essay of the women weavers of Afghanistan


India: Empowering Women in STEM
Indonesia: Empower Each Other for Entrepreneurship

Sri Lanka: "Having an income is crucial for women in our society"
Republic of Korea: Courageous entrepreneur stands up to societal norms to promote women’s health



WeRise Toolkit for Entrepreneurs


Gender Responsive Budgeting


Highlights and recommendations for practitioners: Asia-Pacific Care Economy Forum