On 9 March,\u00a0IITA\u00a0celebrated the International Women\u2019s Day (IWD) 2020, at the Institute\u2019s headquarters. The theme for this year\u2019s observance was \u201cGeneration Equality: Realizing equal rights for an equal future.\u201d IWD\u00a0is a day globally recognized to celebrate the achievements of women in various fields such as social, economic, cultural and political as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As is the usual practice to recognize and appreciate women\u2019s valuable contributions to the Institute, IITA marked this important occasion by organizing a walk for staff and students of the IITA International school. A seminar also took place to discuss gender equality in the workplace and society. During the seminar,\u00a0Kenton Dashiell, Deputy Director-General, Partnerships for Delivery, encouraged staff to endeavour to continually promote gender equality in the workplace. \u201cA gender-equal IITA can be healthier, wealthier, and more harmonious,\u201d he said. Dashiell further enjoined staff to do what they can to make a positive difference for women working in IITA and around the globe. In achieving gender equality,\u00a0Patricia Nanteza, IITA science writer, called for gender-insensitive behaviour to be penalized. However, in a speech in a video clip at the Stockholm\u00a0Forum on Gender Equality,\u00a0Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie\u00a0said that to establish gender equality, it is necessary to change laws that diminish women, but that it is more important to change the mindset of people. Some of the IITA women also performed a short playlet to pass the message that men and women must work together for gender equity to be possible.