International Women's Day: 6 Things You Need to Know

Dianna Christensen
March 8, 2018

One thing that came to my attention from the Monster Women of India Inc. survey was that as high as 40% of women expressed that men feared being judged by their male peers and chose to support gender equality only in private. However, the war is yet to be won.

The Ipsos collaboration with International Women's Day across 27 countries, which comes in the wake of the #metoo campaign, highlights a series of equality issues.

Vocalize! Create a video for International Women's Day and upload it to YouTube or Instagram.

Politicians, a TV presenter and union chiefs are among those taking part in a rally for gender equality in Aberdeen.

The first of this series of interviews will be released on 8 March 2018, and a weekly update thereafter - so please stay posted through our daily newsletter, HR Bulletin. This occurred in the year 1908.

Both Dame Sian Elias and Justice Lowell Goddard were appointed New Zealand's first women's Queen's Counsel on 4 March 1988. It was declared and organized by the Socialist Party of America by the suggestion of Theresa Malkiel.

Have a great Women's Day 2017. The idea was proposed by Clara Zetkin, who was the leader of the office.

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The proposal got unanimous support by over 100 women across 17 countries.

Universal health coverage - WHO's top priority - means that health packages designed for women and adolescent girls should include services to promote health and prevent and treat disease. However, no specific date was chose to observe the day.

Yet in Canada, I feel International Women's Day (IWD) is largely irrelevant.

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Ahead of International Women's Day, we take a look in graphics at how gender patterns have evolved in Switzerland's labour market. She also founded Women'sTEC in north Belfast's Duncairn Gardens, which provides work-skills training for women in non-traditional roles such as plumbing and bricklaying. The Belfast Ukulele Orchestra, three female Roller Derby teams and representatives of Women and State Pension Inequality will be joining other groups on the march.

It was in 1917 that women were finally allowed the right to vote.

This set the ball rolling as women across the world started protesting in a similar fashion for better working conditions and political rights. In February 1918 in United Kingdom, women over 30 and who owned property were allowed to vote.

International Women's Day is about celebrating the achievements of women past, present, and future.

The first national women's day was held in NY in 1909 on February 28 and it was organized by the Socialist Party of America. Also, the following ten years from 1976 to 1985 were observed as International Women's Decade.

"However, before expecting a change in the pay parity policy, attitudes of men and women need to shift for this to become a reality". It is required because the women are still fighting for their rights.

More than 1,700 CEOs have endorsed the principles, while almost 300 companies in 61 countries have used the initiative's free gender gap analysis tool to help managers implement them in the workplace. Violent conflict continues to have devastating consequences, resulting in a widening gap between women and men.

We have now reached gender parity for the first time in my senior management team, and I am determined to achieve this throughout the organization.

We at the United Nations stand with women around the world as they fight to overcome the injustices they face - whether they are rural women dealing with wage discrimination, urban women organizing for change, women refugees at risk of exploitation and abuse, or women who experience intersecting forms of discrimination: widows, indigenous women, women with disabilities and women who do not conform to gender norms.

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