8 March, 2016 is International Women’s Day were in 8 March every year over world celebrated. It is the time to

reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities specifically Somaliland women.

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.The idea of this theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda building momentum for the effective implementation of the new sustainable development goals.

Especially goals are No. 5 which states “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” and No. 4 which states “Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning”.The theme of 2016 is focusing on new commitments under UN Women’s Step it up initiative.

Therefore, SOYDAVO is calling to community influential leaders, youth groups, women groups, government related institutions, intellectuals and international community collectively help women realize the limitless potential have and accelerate gender equality in our community.