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In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2024), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative is pleased to announce the continuation of stock exchanges around the world hosting a bell-ringing ceremony to raise awareness for gender equality.

The SSE is working alongside the UN Global CompactUN WomenInternational Finance Corporation: IFC and World Federation of Exchanges (the “Global Partners”) for the 10th consecutive year to organise the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiative.

These global ‘bell ringings’ aim to bring attention to the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to raise awareness about the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). We are encouraged by the fact that 30 exchanges, up from 10 in 2019, are now signatories to the WEPs as part of their commitment to promoting gender equality. SSE members are also working to scale up their actions on gender equality by promoting transparency of relevant metrics, organizing training on board diversity, and encouraging their listed companies to sign the WEPs.

UN Women published in August 2023 the Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2023 report, accessible here.

Share Actions on Advancing Gender Equality

Stock exchanges are uniquely positioned to influence their market in a way few other actors can. Please visit our Gender Equality page to learn more.

Participating Exchanges – Ring the Bell 2024

To participate please register here.

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Video gallery

Bahrain Bourse

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles

Boursa Kuwait fire side chat on IWD

Boursa Kuwait Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

NGX Rings the Bell for Gender Equality on International Women's Day 2024


MarketExchangeEventOpening or Closing BellDate
ArgentinaBYMA - Bolsas y Mercados ArgentinosVirtualOpening Bell05/03/2024
ArgentinaBolsa de Comercio de RosarioPhysicalClosing Bell21/03/2024
AustraliaAustralian Securities ExchangePhysicalClosing Bell07/03/2024
AustraliaCboe AustraliaPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
AustriaWiener Börse AGPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
AzerbaijanBaku Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell07/03/2024
BahrainBahrain BoursePhysicalOpening Bell06/03/2024
BangladeshDhaka Stock Exchange LimitedPhysicalClosing Bell10/03/2024
BangladeshChittagong Stock Exchange PLCPhysicalOpening Bell11/08/2024
BelarusBelarusian Currency and Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell07/03/2024
BelgiumEuronext BrusselsPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)Bolsa Boliviana de ValoresHybridOpening Bell08/03/2024
BotswanaBotswana Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
BrazilB3 - Brasil Bolsa BalcãoPhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2024
BrazilBEE4PhysicalOpening Bell13/03/2024
BulgariaBulgarian Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
CameroonBourse des Valeurs Mobilières de l'Afrique Centrale (BVMAC)OtherOther08/03/2024
CanadaCanadian Securities Exchange (CSE)PhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
CanadaToronto Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
CanadaTMX Group LimitedPhysicalOpening BellTBD
ChileBolsa de Santiago (nuam)HybridOpening Bell27/03/2024
ChinaShenzhen Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
ChinaHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing LimitedPhysicalOther08/03/2024
ChinaShanghai Stock ExchangePhysicalOtherTBD
ColombiaBolsa de Valores de Colombia (nuam)HybridOpening Bell27/03/2024
Costa RicaBolsa Nacional de ValoresPhysicalOpening Bell06/03/2024
Côte d’IvoireBourse Régionales des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM)HybridOpening Bell08/03/2024
CroatiaZagreb Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2024
DenmarkEuronext Securities CopenhagenVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2024
DenmarkNasdaq CopenhagenPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
Dominican RepublicBolsa y Mercado de Valores de la República DominicanaPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
EcuadorBolsa de Valores de QuitoHybridOpening Bell08/03/2024
EgyptThe Egyptian ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell04/03/2024
El SalvadorBolsa de Valores de El SalvadorHybridOpening Bell20/03/2024
FinlandNasdaq HelsinkiPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
FranceEuronext ParisPhysicalClosing Bell07/03/2024
GeorgiaGeorgian Stock Exchange JSCPhysicalClosing Bell19/03/2024
GeorgiaTbilisi Stock Exchange JSCPhysicalClosing Bell19/03/2024
GermanyBörse Frankfurt / Deutsche BörsePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
GhanaGhana Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
GreeceAthens Stock Exchange (ATHEX)PhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2024
IcelandNasdaq IcelandPhysicalOther08/03/2024
IndiaBSE LimitedPhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
IndiaNational Stock Exchange of IndiaPhysicalClosing Bell07/03/2024
IndonesiaIndonesia Stock ExchangePhysicalClosing Bell14/03/2024
IraqIraq Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
IrelandEuronext DublinPhysicalClosing Bell07/03/2024
IsraelTel Aviv Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
ItalyBorsa ItalianaHybridOpening Bell08/03/2024
JamaicaJamaica Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell08/03/2024
JapanJapan Exchange GroupOtherOther06/03/2024
JordanAmman Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell07/03/2024
KazakhstanKazakhstan Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell06/03/2024
KenyaNairobi Securities ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
KuwaitBoursa KuwaitPhysicalClosing Bell07/03/2024
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening04/03/2024
LithuaniaNasdaq VilniusPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
LuxembourgLuxembourg Stock ExchangePhysicalOther08/03/2024
MacedoniaMacedonian Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
MalaysiaBursa MalaysiaPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
MaltaMalta Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2024
MexicoBIVA - Bolsa Institucional de Valores, S.A. de C.V.HybridOther07/03/2024
MexicoBolsa Mexicana de ValoresPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024 TBC
MoldovaMoldova Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell04/03/2024
MongoliaMongolian Stock ExchangePhysicalTBC07/03/2023
MoroccoBourse de CasablancaPhysicalOther18/03/2024
NamibiaNamibian Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
NepalNepal Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell14/03/2024
NetherlandsEuronext AmsterdamPhysicalOpening Bell & Closing Bell08/03/2024
New ZealandNZXPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
NigeriaFMDQ Group PLCHybridOpening Bell04/03/2024
NigeriaNigerian Exchange GroupHybridClosing Bell08/03/2024
NorwayOslo BorsPhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2024
OmanMuscat Stock Exchange (MSX)PhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
PakistanPakistan Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
PanamaBolsa Latinoamericana de Valores (Latinex)PhysicalOther05/03/2024
ParaguayBolsa de Valores de AsuncionPhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
PeruBolsa de Valores de Lima (nuam)HybridOpening Bell27/03/2024
PhilippinesThe Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.HybridOpening Bell13/03/2024
PolandWarsaw Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
PortugalEuronext PortugalPhysicalClosing Bell07/03/2024
QatarQatar Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell06/03/2024
Republic of KoreaKorea ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
RomaniaBucharest Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
RwandaRwanda Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell12/03/2024
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Tadawul GroupPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
SerbiaBelgrade Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell15/03/2024
SingaporeSingapore ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
SloveniaLjubljana Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
SomaliaSomali Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
South AfricaJohannesburg Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
SpainBME Spanish ExchangesOtherOther08/03/2024
Sri LankaColombo Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell12/03/2024
SwedenNasdaq StockholmPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
SwitzerlandSIX Swiss ExchangePhysicalClosing Bell05/03/2024
ThailandThe Stock Exchange of ThailandHybridOpening Bell11/03/2024
TunisiaTunis Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
UgandaUganda Securities ExchangeHybridClosing Bell15/03/2024
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)PhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandBermuda Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandLondon Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2024
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandLondon Metal ExchangeVirtualOther07/03/2024 TBC
United Republic of TanzaniaDar Es Salaam Stock Exchange PLCHybridOpening Bell08/03/2024
United States of AmericaNew York Stock Exchange - ICEPhysicalOpening Bell04/03/2024
United States of AmericaCME GroupOtherOther06/03/2024
United States of AmericaCboe Global MarketsPhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2024
United States of AmericaMIAXHybridOpening Bell08/03/2024
United States of AmericaNasdaqPhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2024
UruguayBolsa de Valores de MontevideoPhysicalOpening Bell05/03/2024
Viet NamHochiminh Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell04/03/2024
Viet NamHanoi Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell06/03/2024

Press Coverage


Austria: Vienna Stock Exchange - International Women's Day: Study Reveals Large Gap In Private Pension Provision
Azerbaijan: "Ring the bell" dedicated to gender equality was held at the Baku Stock Exchange
Bangladesh: IFC, global partners ring the bell at DSE to advance gender equality
Bangladesh: CSE-Celebration of "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" on the occasion of International Women's Day
Brazil: ‘Ring the Bell’: BEE4 toca a campainha pela igualdade de gênero
Canada: TMX Group Opens the Market
Ghana: Ring the bell for gender equality
Kenya: The Bell For Gender Equality Rang At The NSE
Kuwait: Boursa Kuwait continues efforts for women’s economic empowerment
Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan joins Ring the Bell for Gender Equality - 2024 campaign
India: Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Calls for Investment in the Care Economy to Support Women’s Economic Participation
Indonesia: IDX Encourages All Stakeholders To Increase Investment For Women's Economic Empowerment
Israel: Executives Women of Technology and BioMed Sector Listed on TASE Open Trading Today
Luxembourg: LuxSE celebrates International Women’s Day 2024
Malaysia: Bursa Malaysia will ring the Bell for Gender Equality in conjunction with International Women's Day
Namibia: NSX foster gender equality and empowerment
Moldova: Moldova joins “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiative
Nigeria: NGX Group, Female Leaders Seek Deeper Inclusion for Women
Philippines: PSE marks women’s month with program
Spain: BME celebra el Día Internacional de la mujer con un Toque de Campana por la Igualdad de Género
Somalia: Somali Stock Exchange together with UN Women Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 
South Africa: Ring the bell for gender equality at Sandton
Sri Lanka: IFC, CSE and Global Partners Ring the Bell for Gender Equality, Signaling the Urgent Need to Increase Women’s Corporate Leadership in Sri Lanka
Thailand: Thai capital market rings the bell on International Women's Day to call for investment in women
United States of America: Miami International Holdings Announces Participation in World Federation of Exchanges' "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality"
United States of America: Women in Nasdaq Rings the Closing Bell
Viet Nam: “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” promotes economic empowerment for women



Bahrain Bourse: Bahrain Bourse, BIBF launch Board Mentorship Programme
Cameroon: BVMAC initiates share split to enhance financial inclusion in Central Africa
Ghana Stock ExchangeGSE births ‘Gender Bond’ to attract women-led businesses

About the Ring the Bell initiative

The “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” annual event series was first launched in 2015 by the UN SSE, UN Global Compact and UN Women, with just 7 participating exchanges. The group of global organizing partners was expanded in 2016 to involve collaborators from UN SSE, UN Global Compact, UN Women, IFC and the World Federation of Exchanges. By 2022, participation in this annual event included over 110 exchanges around the world. Beyond raising awareness for the role of women in business and finance, exchanges also support mobilizing finance for gender-equality-themed investment products, improving women’s access to financial markets and promoting greater levels of female participation in corporate board rooms. The SSE supports these efforts through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical guidelines, advisory services and training. To learn more about how the SSE supports exchanges to promote gender equality, visit our Gender Equality workstream page.

About our Partner Organizations:

The International Finance Corporation (IFC):
IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE):
Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 250 market infrastructure providers. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 48,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $74.4 trillion (at end 2018). The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its statistics database stretches back more than 40 years, and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges. The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. Click here to view the WFE’s website, sign up for the industry’s Focus magazine or to visit the WFE on LinkedIn. For Twitter see: @TheWFE

United Nations Global Compact:
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.  Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 11,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries and 68 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.  For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit their website at

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women):
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities: Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems; Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy; All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality. Learn more at: and Follow us on Twitter @UN_Women and on LinkedIn: UN Women