Corby firm marks International Women's Day

by Abel Hampton March 10, 2018, 0:31
Corby firm marks International Women's Day

Women's day was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, until the United Nations began in 1975 celebrating March 8th as International Women's Day during International Women's Year.

March 8 is International Women's Day and this year stands out the most. You can attend events in New York City or your own hometown, educate others - and yourself - on the TIME'S UP and Me Too movements fighting for gender parity and a stop to sexual harassment or you could show the world's past and present females some love. Today, we have 23 per cent female representation as against zero per cent representation in 2016.

At around 14%, the pay gap also means that Irish women work for free for around one month of every year, she estimates.

"As a stakeholders' council we are happy that we have managed to reach out to women in both marginalised rural areas and towns". Through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), we are working to improve access to capital for women entrepreneurs in the developing world.

In observance of International Women's Day (IWD) at UNESCO, two Liberian artists were selected among several others to represent the Contingent of Africa at programs marking the day at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

"Gender equality is enshrined in countless laws, and harmful practices like female genital mutilation and child marriage have been outlawed in many countries".

When we bring this home to Fiji, today is a day when we as a nation can celebrate the achievements of our Fijian women in whatever sphere of life they may be active in.

Hundreds of women held street plays and marched in India to highlight domestic violence, sexual attacks and discrimination in jobs and wages on International Women's Day.

"The objectives of this year's commemorations are to raise awareness on the need and importance of women's economic empowerment".

Hundreds of women activists in pink and purple shirts protested Thursday in the Philippines against President Rodrigo Duterte, who they said is among the worst violators of women's rights in Asia. Rural women and their organizations represent an enormous potential, and they are on the move to claim their rights and improve their livelihoods and wellbeing. Progress can not be made without action, and we can not declare victory until we have collectively secured equality for women in every single corner of the world.

"I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures".

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