2018 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

Date: 7-13 March 2018
Location: World-wide
Registration: The Bell Ringing events are by invitation only. If you would like more information on these events and other events organized by the SSE, please sign up to our newsletter for more details


Event Summary

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2018), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative is pleased to announce that 65 stock exchanges will host a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5.

If you would like to learn more about how stock exchanges can help promote gender equality, you can read SSE’s report here.

The events are organized in conjunction with UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, IFC, Women in ETFs, and World Federation of Exchanges. To find out more or to express your interest in participating, please contact Danielle Chesebrough. Even if you can’t attend you can still take part by helping share the message the week of 5 March on social media using: #GenderBell #WEPs #SDGs #genderequality #SDG5 #IWD2018 @globalcompact @WEPrinciples @UN_Women @IFC_org @SSEinitiative

This year the following exchanges will ring the bell for gender equality:

  • Argentina – BCBA/BYMA joint event: 7 March (press release)
  • Australia  – Australian Securities Exchange: 8 March
  • Bangladesh – Dhaka Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Belgium – Euronext Brussels: 8 March
  • Botswana – Botswana Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Brazil – BM&FBOVESPA: 8 March
  • Canada – Aequitas NEO Exchange: 8 March
  • Canada – Toronto Stock Exchange: 8 March (press release)
  • Chile – Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago: 27 March
  • Colombia – Bolsa de Valores de Colombia: 8 March
  • Croatia – Zagreb Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Denmark – Nasdaq Copenhagen: 8 March
  • Egypt – Egyptian Exchange: 8 March (press release)
  • Estonia – Nasdaq Tallin: 8 March
  • Ethiopia – Ethiopia Commodity Exchange: 9 March
  • Fiji – South Pacific Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Finland – Nasdaq Helsinki: 8 March
  • France – Euronext Paris: 9 March
  • Georgia – Georgian Stock Exchange: 7 March
  • Germany – Deutsche Börse: 8 March
  • Hong Kong – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing: 8 March
  • Iceland – Nasdaq Iceland: 8 March
  • India – Bombay Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Ireland – Irish Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Israel – Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Italy – Borsa Italiana: 8 March
  • Japan – Tokyo Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Jordan – Amman Stock Exchange: 12 March
  • Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan Stock Exchange: 7 March
  • Kenya – Nairobi Securities Exchange: 8 March
  • Kuwait – Kuwait Stock Exchange: 8 March (press release)
  • Latvia – Nasdaq Riga: 8 March
  • Lithuania – Nasdaq Vilnius: 8 March
  • Luxembourg – Luxembourg Stock Exchange: 9 March
  • Mongolia – Mongolian Stock Exchange: 7 March
  • Morocco – Casablanca Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Myanmar – Yangon Stock Exchange: 9 March
  • Netherlands – Euronext Amsterdam: 8 March
  • Nigeria – Nigerian Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Panama – Bolsa de Panama: 9 March
  • Pakistan – Pakistan Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Peru – Bolsa De Valores de Lima: 8 March
  • Philippines – Philippine Stock Exchange: 14 March
  • Poland – Warsaw Stock Exchange: 12 March
  • Portugal – Euronext Lisbon: 8 March
  • Qatar – Qatar Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Romania – Bucharest Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Russia – Moscow Stock Exchange: 7 March
  • Rwanda – Rwanda Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Singapore – Singapore Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • South Africa – Johannesburg Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Spain – Bolsas y Mercados Españoles: 8 March
  • Sri Lanka – Colombo Stock Exchange: 7 March 
  • Sweden – Nasdaq Stockholm: 8 March
  • Switzerland – SIX Swiss Exchange: 8 March
  • Tanzania – Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange: 6 March
  • Thailand – Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET): 8 March (press release)
  • Uganda – Uganda Securities Exchange: 13 March
  • UAE – Dubai Financial Market:11 March
  • United Kingdom – London Stock Exchange: 12 March
  • USA – BATS/CBOE: 13 March
  • USA – IEX: 8 March
  • USA – Nasdaq: 7 March (press release)
  • USA – NYSE: 9 march
  • West Africa – West African Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM): 8 March

Press Coverage

  • Argentina  – CNV and BYMA promoted ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ (via ambito.com)
    • President of BIND Banco Industrial participates in ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ (via iprofessional)
  • Bangladesh – DSE joins hands with IFC to promote women empowerment (via The Daily Star)
  • Brazil  – B3 joins global stock exchange mobilisation for gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Canada – TMX Group: Women in ETFs  opens the market on International Women’s Day (via mondovisione)
  • Denmark – International Women’s Day on the stock exchange: Reason will prevail in the end (via Finanswatch)
    • Nasdaq Copenhagen Rings the Bell (via DR TV)
  • Fiji – SPSE rings bell for International Women’s Day (via Fiji Sun)
  • Georgia – Georgian Stock Exchange, IFC, CiDA & UN Women ‘Ring the Bell’ for gender equality in Tbilisi (via Georgia Today)
  • Iceland – International Women’s Day was held (via Visir)
  • Ireland  – Women in ETFs ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ at the ISE (via mondovisione)
  • Jordan  – Business world ‘rings bell’ for closing gender gap in Jordan’s economy (via The Jordan Times)
  • Kuwait  – Kuwait the first country in GCC to join ‘Ring the Bell’ initiative (via Albawaba)
  • Lithuania – Women’s Leadership and Careers (via Verslo Zinios)
  • Mongolia  – IFC and Mongolian Stock Exchange join other bourses to ring the bell for gender equality (via The Financial)
  • Nasdaq – Nasdaq ‘Rings the Bell for Gender Equality’ (via Nasdaq)
  • Nigeria – Gender equality: NSE joins other Exchanges in bell ringing (via New Telegraph)
    • Nigerian Stock Exchange partners with United Nations to promote gender parity (via mondovisione)
    • Nigerian Stock Exchange calls for acceleration of gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Philippines – PSE joins global bell ringing (via SunStar)
  • Russia – MOEX Rings the bell for gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Spain – BME: Bell ringing ceremony for gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Sri Lanka – IFC, CSE join to ring bell for gender equality (via ColomboPage)
  • Sweden – Nasdaq Stockholm celebrated International Women’s Day (via Di)
  • Switzerland – Women in ETFs at Swiss Exchange (via mondovisione)
  • Thailand  – Ringing the bell for women’s rights (via Bangkok Post)
  • Uganda – USE boss urges companies on gender equality (via The Observer)
  • UAE  – DFM joins 61 global exchanges in ringing bell for gender equality (via Gulf News)
  • USA – Women in ETFs march toward equality (via Fox Business)
  • West Africa – The BVRM is ringing the bell for gender equality (via Financial Afrik)