International Women's Day 2018: All You Need to Know About the Day

08 March, 2018, 01:42 | Author: Gladys Mathis
  • International Women's Day 2018 Theme Importance And Why it is Celebrated

And, we agree. Yes, there are still issues regarding the pay gap across different industries but with the rise of movements like #MeToo and Time's Up, International Women's Day can tackle these problems as well.

It is marked by rallies, panel discussions, seminars, networking events and performances. Violent conflict continues to have devastating consequences, resulting in a widening gap between women and men.

This year's International Women's day holds also on March 8, as it has since 1913. This will be the first ever monument of a woman to stand there, and the first statue in Parliament Square created by a woman - Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing OBE.

Regner has most recently been Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality of Sweden. United Nations every year come up with themes for celebrating Women's Day Every year they take efforts to promote and raise awareness about gender parity. Last year's theme, #BeBoldforchange was adopted by the USA Women's Hockey Team to rally for equal pay. They have been working together on several initiatives including a campaign for the empowerment of girls on the global day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2017, with Indian girls "taking over" the role of Ambassadors for a day.

On March 8, I will receive countless messages from friends and colleagues in Cuba and Guatemala, two countries where I have spent a considerable amount of time and maintain close personal and professional relationships. Observed since the 1900s, it reportedly started in 1909 as National Woman's Day, thanks to the Socialist Party of America, which "designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in NY, where women protested against working conditions", according to the UN. The day is also a call to action through events large and small focusing on equality. Activities included a panel discussion on "Women and Economic Empowerment" with Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland to India, Bhagyashri Dengle, Executive Director, Plan India along with Nisha, a member of Plan India's Banking on Change project.

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On February 28, 1909, 15,000 women marched through New York, USA demanding better pay, shorter working hours and voting rights.

The study is the largest of its kind in Australia, examining the promotion prospects and confidence levels of more than 7500 working men and women across Australia. A year later during the International Women's day conference in Copenhagen, Socialist representatives suggested observing of International Women's Day. Through protest marches and viral social-media campaigns, women everywhere are demanding an end to sexual harassment, abuse, femicide, and inequality.

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"In fact, there is a risk that placing the onus on women to change their behaviour deflects attention from the bigger issue, which is the gender bias that appears to simmer beneath the surface in many organisational environments".

As well as focusing on men's and boy's health, it is also aimed at improving gender relations and highlighting positive male role models.

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