Everything You Need to Know About International Women's Day on March 8

Everything You Need to Know About International Women's Day on March 8

There is more to International Women's Day than fancy discounts and eating out. But do you ladies know when and why it all started?

Women today, about six decades later, are still fighting the same prejudices.

Internationally, purple is a colour that symbolizes women.

On February 28, 1909, 15,000 women marched through New York, USA demanding better pay, shorter working hours and voting rights. They honoured a similar march by their forebears in 1857 on that date. Sadly, one year later, 146 immigrant workers, women and girls, perished in the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Recalling countries' legal commitments to the right to education for girls and women through global treaties, it focuses on three: the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention against Discrimination in Education (CADE), and the worldwide Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

"This was a rich period of social protest and working-class and socialist organising".

Have a great Women's Day 2017. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Today, I'm announcing plans to make much-needed support for victims of domestic abuse available on their daily journeys to work, college or school - on London's public transport network, a place that most Londoners visit every single day.

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Officially, International Women's Day 2018 is on March 8 - but there are so many ways to celebrate the occasion, and with March being Women's History Month, the celebration will continue all month. The proposal got unanimous support by over 100 women across 17 countries. Let us work together to ensure that the next generation respects and understands the importance of gender parity.

"Confidence is a factor in success at work, and we see that, on average, women are less confident than men in putting themselves forward for a challenge", said Risse. Britain attained women's suffrage in 1928 while France attained in 1944.

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

Citing an example she said there should be more women parliamentarians to represent the voices of women, children and our families at that forum.

The ABC will also promote IWD 2018 across its platforms with specialist programming and guest presenters, highlighting the contribution of broadcasters, program makers and women behind-the-scenes throughout the organisation. In India, out of the 543 seats where candidates are elected in democratic free elections, women constitute only 11.8 pc of the total representation, in the running government.

Given the current rate of change, the Global Gender Gap Report estimates it will take 217 years to close the economic gender gap.

The aim of the day was to achieve full Gender equality for women including equal pay but it has not been realized. The inauguration of Donald Trump sparked unprecedented action by feminist groups, with millions of women taking to the streets around the world to protest the new president, his documented history of misogyny, and his administration's stances on abortion and LGBT rights.

The glass ceiling stifles women's efforts to rise high into self-advancement, as well as rising to positions of influence.

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