How Are Local Women Being Empowered On International Women's Day?

Randolph Lopez
March 10, 2018

The release of the IOC's recommendations coincides with International Women's Day.

"The time is now to stand in solidarity with all those fearless women and girls who have been central to this universal push to end discrimination and gender-based violence", a spokesperson for UN Women told Metro in an earlier Women's Day article, "and to call for urgent action to achieve lasting change".

The women attended the all-day event organised by the female-owned and run company WPortfolio, in collaboration with the Bureau of Gender Affairs and the National Organisation of Women at the Hilton yesterday. 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.

The commemorations will be held in Matabeleland North Province in Nkayi District today.

In line with the global theme for this year's celebration, "press for progress", the NSE symposium was created to motivate and unite everyone to think, act and be gender inclusive.

"Around the world, women and girls are calling out the abusive behaviour and discriminatory attitudes they face everywhere and all the time".

Over the past year, my Administration has championed the creation of worldwide initiatives to promote women's economic empowerment.

What are substantive, tangible, actionable steps that can get us to true gender equality at work?

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a statement on the occasion, said: "We are at a pivotal moment for women's rights".

Fr Luke says his long Jesuit formation brought him into contact with women as spiritual directors and university professors. The day was soon embraced by socialists throughout the world and recognized by many communist countries, including the Soviet Union in 1917.

On International Women's Day we must make a pledge to raise our voices to ensure women have a voice on all peace negotiations, education for their children, full medical services including maternal health, availability of medicines, and opportunities to start up SME's and opportunity for re-training to broaden skillsets.

One of the more surprising findings was that company networks that are exclusive to women help promote gender equality, but businesses with women's networks that are open to both women and men help more.

Women in United Kingdom tech earn less than their male counterparts, regardless of their role or experience.

"I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures".

Every year on March 8 [VIDEO], #women all around the world reminisce about the powerful women who have shaped them: their mothers, grandmothers, celebrities, politicians, anyone.

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