Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Gender equality must be at the core of 'Health for All

Gender equality must be at the core of 'Health for All

International Women's day which is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women's Rights and International Peace is just around the corner and every year it is celebrated on March 8. Celebrate her on International Women's Day with love and compliments.

Learn about women who've done awesome things in the pursuit of equal rights for women - March is also International Women's History Month.

What is International Women's Day?

Noting that the activism and advocacy of generations of women has borne fruit, the diplomat went on saying: "There are more girls in school than ever before; more women are doing paid work and in senior roles in the private sector, academia, politics and in global organizations, including the United Nations". But, in low- and middle-income countries, the proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel differs by up to 80 percentage points between the richest and poorest women.

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The 12-month Your Time cadetships are supported by Screen Australia and are aimed at women who want to develop screen skills, especially in the fields of camera, sound, directing and other craft roles where women are historically under-represented. Women's Day 2018 falls on a Thursday. The hope is that groups worldwide would adopt the #PressforProgress theme in initiatives throughout the year. "The gender gaps are much wider in advanced IT skills, tertiary education, employment and decision-making in the digital sector, with girls and women less likely to continue studying science and technology beyond the age of 15, enter or continue a career in ICT, reach specialist and managerial levels or start their own tech companies".

God might have created man before Woman. Many activists within global and Latin American women's movements credit the United Nations and its declarations and conferences for improvements in women's rights and addressing gender discrimination. The UN states, "The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in NY, where women protested against working conditions".

As conflicts and crises in Africa took a more complex turn in recent years, there has been a devastating upsurge of violence against women and girls. This year's thematic call to action to women across the world is about urgency: 'Now, more than ever, there's a strong call to action to press forward and progress gender parity.

It is exciting to once again commemorate and celebrate women and their achievements.

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"There is a sense of complacency among many people and in many countries that we've already come far enough".

The EU believes that technology can be a gateway for women to access new opportunities, means of expression and participation, and a powerful tool for advancing gender equality. Its theme is #PressForProgress, which is a fairly diluted call to action, one that is aimed primarily at women in countries of what's now known as the Global North.

It's your day, Happy Women's Day!

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