Palestinian women protest ahead of International Women's Day

08 March, 2018, 01:36 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • Palestinian women protest ahead of International Women's Day

It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Kangaloo said this year's theme "The time is now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives", is both welcome and timely as it places attention on some of the more pervasive inequalities that need urgent attention.

Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started.

During National Women's Week, make sure you say loud and proud for the world to hear "This is my wife/daughter/mother and she is good at what she does".

The idea of having an worldwide women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

Among events overseas: In London, where thousands attended a #March4Women on Sunday, women's talents will be showcased with an art exhibit, live music and storytelling in Camden on Thursday.

It found that while sexual harassment is seen as the top equality issue facing women globally, in Britain it is only the second most important issue - with equal pay seen as more significant.

For the same work done, men earned Rs 231 as a median gross hourly salary while women earned only Rs 184.80. Across nations and continents, women serve as the backbone of societal order and as critical change agents in engineering development.




Happy International Women's Day! In addition, this year the European Union has the leadership of the "Call to Action for Protection Against Gender-Based Violence", which brings together over 60 countries and organisations striving to ensure that gender-based violence is addressed in humanitarian crises. There are many who question the need for the day in today's changed times.

In Italy, women are given yellow mimosas by men.

When is International Women's Day?

Liverpool: Women Are My Sisters, Not My Competition on 8th March, where women from all walks of life come together to network.

Acting President Christine Kangaloo acknowledged this in a statement issued on Wednesday, as she noted the persistent calls for gender equality across the world. The theme for the celebration this year is #PressforProgress.

Manchester: Wonder Women Festival 2018, which runs through March and is a programme of exhibitions, tours, debates, performances and one-off screenings.

"Narrowing the gender gap can help drive growth and improve the lives of many families, which is why IFC and its partners have joined forces to strengthen women's participation in the private sector as employees, entrepreneurs, consumers, and leaders", said Jan van Bilsen, IFC Regional Manager for the South Caucasus.

"We lead the industry in our representation of women in presenter roles on many of our programs and we work hard to ensure our audiences hear these voices every day".

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