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The International Women’s Day can be traced right back to the 1900s. Today, it is celebrated on the 8th of March worldwide. This year 2019, the International Women’s Day is celebrated under the theme: Balance for Better; meaning, a gender balanced world is a better world. While reflecting on the 2019 theme, Arigatou International – End Child Poverty Nairobi together with the African Children and Youth Network for Human Rights /Réseau des Enfants et Jeunes Africains pour les Droits Humains, (REJADH Network) aims to focus on innovative ways in which we can advance Gender justice, Women empowerment, and Gender equality in the society. Arigatou International – End Child Poverty Nairobi has been supporting REJADH network work on advocacy against gender-based violence in Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, and South Sudan. For this reason we will focus on this day by advocating for social protection of girls and women and access to public and private spaces where they can actualize their full potential.