International Women's Day 2018: History, Theme, Celebration And Significance

08 March, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • International Women's Day 2018 Theme Importance And Why it is Celebrated

All around the world, people will be celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. Today, more than 60% of our senior positions are held by women, and we're working to ensure our regional and country offices follow suit.

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On Sunday 4th March, women across the capital joined the #March4Women march to mark International Women's Day. "Standing with women against this discrimination and injustice is our humanitarian duty", it read, adding that the violence against women is a global problem that "should be tackled with a rights and justice-based understanding".

The first women's day was observed in February 1909 when 15,000 women marched through the streets of NY demanding improved pay, shorter hours and voting rights.

For a full list of events in your local area, check out the official International Women's Day website. Have you even paid attention to the modern woman and what she really does or is society so obtuse to notice?

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We have seen many women in power addressing this inequality such as Catt Sadler, a reporter on E! Moreover, women who do have paying jobs outside the home are on the wrong side of a gender wage gap that averages 23 percent, suggesting that equality is not only about opportunity. In order to keep things fun and interesting, the activities have been planned to make the celebrations more delightful and engaging, whilst giving the women customers a special privilege and an unmatched brand experience to cherish for a long time.

Women - young, old, politically engaged or blissfully disinterested in politics - will congratulate me and other women on "our day".

The extraordinary potential of women and girls as advocates is evident all around us, and today reminds us that we are not alone in the fight for equality.

That should come alongside a commitment to modern attitudes about gender equality and women's rights.

The European Union assists women and girls across the world who are on the move or displaced, who are victims of violence, such as through the Spotlight initiative, or who are excluded from education, equal access to health and family planning services, the labour market, and political life more generally.

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Since the early 1990s the number of women admitted as lawyers has exceeded men, but it's only in the past few years that women lawyers have closed the gap.

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

Law Society figures show that of the 13,187 lawyers practising in New Zealand on 8 March, 6617 are women and 6570 are men.

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