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10 'Leading Ladies' to celebrate on International Women's Day

Happy Women's day Everything you need to know about International Women's Day
Cassandra Gardner | 11 March, 2018, 01:10

International Women's day is observed every year on March 8 and it is observed around the world. Surely, we have able women to fill high posts on par with men if not even better, and all that is missing is the political will to put them on an equal pedestal. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is exclusively responsible for International Women's Day. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women have captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change. The Minister of the Status of Women Maryam Monsef, took the opportunity of International Women's Day to announce the creation of the Canadian Private Sector Gender Equality Leadership Project. If you're out there marching already, great! As a deacon, he worked at a women's federal prison in California, a ministry which, he says, significantly affected the way he sees the role of women in the Church. As the U.S. National Security Strategy has asserted, governments that fail to treat women equally do not allow their societies to reach their full potential.

"Gender equality is enshrined in countless laws, and harmful practices like female genital mutilation and child marriage have been outlawed in many countries". Using the hashtag #PressforProgress, women around the world have been demanding parity within their respective industries and schools.

Bridge for Equity believes that the theme for this year's International Women's Day, PressForProgress, is timely and relevant.

European Union to respond to United States tariffs within 90 days if not exempt
Aluminium producers' association European Aluminium called for an "immediate" implementation of measures if necessary. The tariffs would "seriously impact the normal order of global trade", the Ministry of Commerce said.


Guterres noted that we still lived in a male dominated world with male dominated culture but warned that until power is fairly shared, the world will remain out of balance.

"As a mum of two teenage daughters, I think it's crucial that we grab every opportunity we can to inspire the next generation", Julie Levy, a captain at the airline, said in the statement. We need to realise that gender equality is no longer relative, but must be absolute.

"We are certain that through the implementation of the 25 IOC Gender Equality Recommendations, we as the Olympic Movement - athletes, officials, commissions, federations and executives - can take real steps to enact effective change together", IOC President Thomas Bach said.

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