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What Is International Women's Day Anyway?

08 March 2018, 01:43 | Melanie Burgess

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Int'l Women's Day Thursday

Subsequent International Women's Day protests demanded workplace safety regulations and remembered those who lost their lives. Nearly every business a man works you will find there is a hard-working woman beside him.

People are "wildly over-optimistic" about how quickly the gender pay gap will be closed, a survey to mark International Women Day has signalled.

"This year's campaign theme is #PressforProgess and that is exactly what we need to be doing in the housing and construction sectors where women remain hugely underrepresented despite a growing skills shortage".

In 1910, The Socialist International met in Copenhagen and established a Women's Day, which honored the women's rights movement, and built support for voting rights for women.

If roses were black and violets were brown, my love for you would never be found, but roses are red and violets are blue, all I want to say is "Happy women's day to you". These activities include our "Health is Wealth Seminar for Women and Girls" on March 8 at the St. Paul's Anglican Church Hall from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. In 1975, the United Nations proclaimed the year International Women's Year and christened March 8 as Women's Day. It falls on March 8 every year, and is celebrated by nearly every other women's brand reminding us to feel empowered, while standing up for the equality and freedom for ladies.

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She believes "decades of work that have happened have mainstreamed International Women's Day in a way that makes (organisations), whether they are companies or state agencies or NGOs, recognise that this is a day to affirm not only women's empowerment but also the continued struggle that remains around very key issues". We have women who work blue-collar, in banking and the Stock markets. The lived experiences of women and girls matter, and that's why we're excited to convene women from communities across the country, regardless of political affiliation or background, to come together to take action. Women's representation in national parliaments stands, on average, at less than one quarter, and in boardrooms it is even lower.

In Italy, women are given yellow mimosas by men.

Across the world, women earn on average 77% that of men and women with children can expect to earn less than childless women when they return to work, according to analysis by the International Labour Organisation.

The symposium is being organised in partnership with Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, United Nations Women, United Nations Global Compact, International Finance Corporation, the World Federation of Exchanges, Women in ETFs, and Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ). It is a reminder that despite all the progress we have seen in recent years, there's a long way to go for gender equality. It also brought much-needed focus to the most common reasons for the prevalence of gender-based discrimination in various forms, both within families and outside.

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