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Gender Ministry hosts free International Women's Day Concert

08 March, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • Azerbaijan marks International Women's Day

Later that year, 100 women from 17 countries gathered to formally establish International Women's Day, which was first marked in 1911 when more than a million people rallied in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland for a women's rights to vote and work without discrimination.

The Ipsos collaboration with International Women's Day across 27 countries, which comes in the wake of the #metoo campaign, highlights a series of equality issues.

On this International Women's Day, remember that as a woman, all life spring from you.

It's a day to commit ourselves to redouble our efforts to achieve equal access for Pacific women to education, employment, health, leadership, prosperity and other opportunities - and to realise the rights and benefits that women's empowerment brings to women and girls, to their communities and nations.

International Women's Day completes an historic week for women who practise law, marking 30 years since the first female Queen's Counsels were appointed, says Law Society President Kathryn Beck. In the year 1975, United Nations started celebrating the day.

Yet in Canada, I feel International Women's Day (IWD) is largely irrelevant.

Ms Kennedy said: "There are many challenges facing us as women as we continue the struggle for equality".

Global data indicates that if we invested equally into women in the economy, the world economy could gain $US28 trillion dollars by 2025.

We at the United State of Women have spent the previous year traveling across the country to cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles, working with local partners to galvanize thousands of women to lead change in their own communities.

If you've already read about or discussed a few influential women from the past or present, making popsicle stick puppets can be a fun crafts project to tackle at the end of the day. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Yet, on nearly every measure of development, because of deep seated gender inequalities and discrimination, rural women fare worse than rural men or urban women, it said.

On March 8, I will receive countless messages from friends and colleagues in Cuba and Guatemala, two countries where I have spent a considerable amount of time and maintain close personal and professional relationships.

But women everywhere have low status relative to men. One thing that came to my attention from the Monster Women of India Inc. survey was that as high as 40% of women expressed that men feared being judged by their male peers and chose to support gender equality only in private.

Participants carry a placard "No! for Abortion ban" as they take part in a Women's March in Warsaw, Poland, on March 4, 2018.

Across the world, women earn on average 77% that of men and women with children can expect to earn less than childless women when they return to work, according to analysis by the International Labour Organisation.

The road to equality is long, it has many obstacles, but we must walk it together as we #PressforProgress.


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