International Women’s Day (March 8, 2016)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development reaffirms its commitment to defending women’s rights.

Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will give a speech today on parity in diplomacy at an event for Ministry personnel.

France champion’s women’s rights and autonomy and opposes all forms of violence against women. Among other things, it offers its support to female Syrian refugees, to all those involved in fighting gender violence in West African schools, and to those who assist victims of sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo. It also seeks to promote the role of women in the fight against climate disruption.

Image Diaporama - Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Image Diaporama - Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Image Diaporama - Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Image Diaporama - Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Image Diaporama - Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Image Diaporama - Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

Photo : B. Chapiron/MAEDI

For more information on the Ministry’s efforts and to watch the video made for this occasion, visit :

http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/evenements-et-actualites-du-ministere/actualites-du-ministere-des-affaires-etrangeres-et-du-developpement/article/les-engagements-de-la-france-en-faveur-de-l-egalite-femmes-hommes-8-mars-2016.