Gender Ministry Announces 2018 International Women's Day Celebration

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Twelve years, after the struggle and protest in 1908 in NY, women got the right to vote in the US; this was following the ratification of the 19 Amendment to the US Constitution.

Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. The Monster Salary Index from 2017 indicated that the current gender pay gap stands at 20 percent.

But serious obstacles remain if we are to address the historic power imbalances that underpin discrimination and exploitation.

Subscribe to The Broadsheet, Fortune's newsletter for and about the world's most powerful women. The graphic below shows the professions most strongly dominated by one gender. In 1913 Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Saturday in February (by Julian calendar then used in Russia).

Kaheli Chophy, FBB Colors Femina Miss India Nagaland: 'Forge positive visibility of women because it is the need of the hour. The battle may be old wherein women are fighting for their due space in every industry, for equal rights and for gender equality. IFAD is an worldwide financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome - the UN's food and agriculture hub.

I recognize that this has not always been the case.

We at the United State of Women have spent the past 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. I am totally committed to zero tolerance of sexual harassment and have set out plans to improve reporting and accountability. Since 1978, we have provided US$19.7 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 474 million people.

Part of a global campaign, the event in Tbilisi was a partnership between IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Georgian Stock Exchange, UN Women, the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) and the Secretariat of Global Compact Network Georgia.

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The initiative - known as Clare's Law after Clare Wood who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009 - allows police to disclose information on request concerning a partner's track record of domestic violence or other aggressive acts.

The event will include interactive sessions focussed on sharing knowledge and experiences about how innovative tools and technologies can contribute to the empowerment of women and girls.

"The Your Time cadetships demonstrate the commitment of the ABC and Screen Australia to ensuring women get more opportunities".

"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world", UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said in a statement discussing the theme of this year.

There is ample evidence that investing in women is the most effective way to lift communities, companies, and even countries.

Once you've finished learning about some strong female role models, asking each child to write a short essay about a woman they admire can be a fun follow-up activity.

Liverpool: Women Are My Sisters, Not My Competition on 8th March, where women from all walks of life come together to network. It is so surreal that we are still having to fight for equality and equal pay.

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