Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Move womankind forward on International Women's Day

Move womankind forward on International Women's Day

Guterres declared that "gender inequality and discrimination against women harm us all", saying that gender equality "is not a favour to women", but a human rights issue in everyone's interests. "At the time I was an extremely broke playwright who had a fundraising party and a friend said he'd match whatever I made, and I was able to pay my NY rent and go". The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)'s 2016 survey reported that 69 percent of design practitioners are women (out of 87,000), but only 25 percent of those women are firm principals. For one day, women danced, sang, marched, and chanted.

Mr. Speaker, the global theme for International Women's Day 2018, is, the "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

International Women's Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations.Getty ImagesThursday is International Women's Day, which celebrates the ongoing movement for women's rights. The United States, for instance, does not officially recognize IWD as a holiday, though Congresswoman Maxine Waters introduced a bill in 1994 proposing that the USA officially designate March 8 as International Women's Day.

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"What is the point of signing the Convention, but not incorporating it into Malaysian law to protect women?" she said.

"From restaurant crew and management to our C-suite of senior leadership, women play invaluable roles at all levels, and together with our independent franchise owners, we're committed to their success", she adds.

The Bring Back Our Girls #BBOG movement in Nigeria also seized the opportunity of the Women's Day to urge government to intensify its efforts in ensuring the release of the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls and recently kidnapped 110 Dapchi girls-pupils.

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The funding, announced on International Women's Day, is also meant to help corporations improve those statistics, as well as increase the number of women represented throughout the organization. "It is generating a conversation that is relevant for women everywhere".

The celebration comes with different themes yearly to guide women across the world.

According to the World Economic Forum, equality right now is actually in retreat, and it will take another century for both genders to stand on equal footing. "We are going to create more opportunity for each other".

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