London, Thursday 27 February 2020 – The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, is pleased to announce that members of the WFE will be involved in events in the US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific for the annual 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' initiative.

For the sixth consecutive year, a global collaboration across 77 exchanges around the world plan to ring opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 (Sunday 8 March 2020). The events - which start on Monday 2 March, and will last for two weeks - are a partnership between IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs, to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment, and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

This year, the UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights’. The theme marks the milestones that have been achieved such as the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted in 1995, to advance the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. In addition, 2020 also marks a five-year milestone towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and the 10th anniversary of UN Women’s establishment.

Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, WFE said: “The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day - I am Generation Equality - celebrates the progress that has been made all around the world in advancing gender equality. At the WFE, we are proud to say that many member exchanges have been proactive in promoting gender equality for some time now, as evidenced by their own projects, and their active participation in the annual Ring the Bell for Gender Equality initiative. There is further to go before we achieve gender equality, but today marks the start of a month of important awareness and work to continue to build towards that important goal.”

Here is the list of the participating exchanges:

Country

Stock Exchange

Date of Event

Argentina

Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (BYMA)

12

Australia

Australian Securities Exchange

10

Australia  Chi - X 
9

Austria

Vienna Stock Exchange

9

Bahrain

Bahrain Bourse

8

Bangladesh

Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.

10

Belarus
Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange
9

Belgium

Euronext Brussels

6

Botswana

Botswana Stock Exchange

6

Brazil

B3 (Brasil Bolsa Balcao)

9

Canada

Aequitas NEO Exchange

9

Chile

Bolsa de Santiago

26

Colombia

Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (bvc)

9

Costa Rica

Bolsa Nacional de Valores

11

Côte d’Ivoire Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM)
6

Croatia

Zagreb Stock Exchange

6

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

8

Denmark

Nasdaq Copenhagen

9

Ecuador  Quito Stock Exchange 
10

Egypt

The Egyptian Exchange

 9 

El Salvador Bolsa de Valores de El Salvador
6

Estonia

Nasdaq Talin

6

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Stock Exchange

13

Finland  Nasdaq Helsinki 6

France

Euronext Paris

6

Germany

Deutsche Börse

9

Greece

Athens Stock Exchange

9

India

BSE

13

India

NSE

11

Indonesia  Indonesia Stock Exchange 
Video message

Iraq

Iraq Stock Exchange

13

Ireland

Euronext Dublin

6

Jamaica  Jamaica Stock Exchange
10

Jordan

Amman Stock Exchange

10

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Stock Exchange

4

Kenya

Nairobi Securities Exchange

13

Latvia  Nasdaq Riga 
6

Lebanon

Beirut Stock Exchange

Social Media

Lithuania

Nasdaq Vilnius

6

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Stock Exchange

9

Malaysia

Bursa Malaysia

6

Mexico

Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

5

Mongolia

Mongolian Stock Exchange

TBC

Namibia  Namibian Stock Exchange
27

Netherlands

Euronext Amsterdam

6

New Zealand  New Zealand Stock Exchange 
11

Nigeria

Nigerian Stock Exchange

6

Norway

Oslo Bors

6

Pakistan

Pakistan Stock Exchange

10

Palestine

Palestine Exchange

Social Media

Panama

Bolsa de Panama

6

Peru

Bolsa de Valores de Lima

10

Philippines

Philippine Stock Exchange

18

Poland

Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE)

6

Portugal

Euronext Lisbon

6

Qatar Qatar Stock Exchange  10

Romania

Bucharest Stock Exchange

6

Russia

MOEX Moscow

5

Rwanda

Rwanda Stock Exchange

9

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

8

Serbia

Belgrade Stock Exchange

12

Slovenia  Ljubljanska Borza 9

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

9

Spain

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME)

4

Sri Lanka

Colombo Stock Exchange

6

Tanzania

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC

10

Tunisia

Tunis Stock Exchange

14

Turkey Borsa Istanbul 
6

Uganda

Uganda Securities Exchange

12

Ukraine

Ukrainian Exchange

10

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange 
8

United Arab Emirates

Dubai Financial Market (DFM)

9

Uruguay

Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo

12

US

Nasdaq

2

US

NYSE

5

Vietnam

Hochiminh Stock Exchange

Video message

Zambia  Lusaka Securities Exchange Plc. (LuSE) 17



Armenia 

Armenia Securities Exchange (AMX)

*

Bolivia  Bolsa Boliviana de Valores
*
Canada  Toronto Stock Exchange 
*

China

Shanghai Stock Exchange

*

China

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

*

China

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

*

Georgia  Georgian Stock Exchange 
*
Iceland Nasdaq Iceland
*
Indonesia Indonesia Stock Exchange  *
Israel  Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 
*
Italy Borsa Italiana  *

Japan

Japan Exchange Group/Tokyo Stock Exchange

 Web Message 

Korea

Korea Stock Exchange (KRX)

*

Kuwait  Boursa Kuwait 
*
Myanmar Yangon Stock Exchange 
*
Nepal  Nepal Stock Exchange Limited 
*

Singapore

Singapore Exchange

*

Switzerland  SIX Swiss Exchange  *
Sweden  Nasdaq Stockholm 
*
Thailand  Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)
*
UK  London Stock Exchange  *
US  IEX  *
US  CBOE 
Yemen
Yemeni Institute of Directors
*



*The 2020 International Women’s Day Bell ringing event was cancelled due to coronavirus.

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Bill Yelverton
Streets Consulting
Email: bill.yelverton@Streetsconsulting.com
Phone: +44 020 7959 2235
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