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International Women's Day 2018: What you should know

International Women's Day 2018: What you should know

Why do we still mark it?

In his message, the President expressed the hope that all irrespective of males and females will work together to ensure sustainable development of the country.

It's your day, Happy Women's Day! Moreover, women who do have paying jobs outside the home are on the wrong side of a gender wage gap that averages 23 percent, suggesting that equality is not only about opportunity. This has changed only marginally since 1996, when the figures were 52% and 80%. It was in the Soviet Russia of 1917 however, when 8 March was declared a national holiday, after women gained the right to vote in elections.

This panel discussion from 6-9 p.m.at The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn) is centered on mentoring young women and includes New York Pilates founder Heather Andersen, CAP Beauty co-founder Cindy DiPrima, Alex Fine of Dame Products, Kristina Marino of Kombrewcha and more.

Following on from last year's IWD programming schedule which was well received by audiences, ABC programs across television and radio will be presented by all women line-ups on Thursday. They were also part of the broader struggle for women's labour and economic rights, an agenda that was likely viewed by governments and citizens alike as communist propaganda.

Law Society figures show that of the 13,187 lawyers practising in New Zealand on 8 March, 6617 are women and 6570 are men.

North Korea's Kim 'to advance' closer ties with South
South Korea will request an exemption from heavy tariffs that the United States is expected to impose on imports of foreign steel. The meeting reportedly ended with a satisfactory "result", which includes details of an inter-Korean summit, the spokesman said.

The event is also being marked here in Rome with a number of events, sponsored by embassies and other groups seeking to bring women's voices to the fore. Men and Women, let's make the day a success.

The challenge remains that the negative rhetoric is the very fabric that creates the glass ceiling for women's progress. The theme for the celebration this year is #PressforProgress.

Since 1975, each year has had its own dedicated theme. The website reads: "We can't be complacent". A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

To find out how you can celebrate at International Women's Day events, rallies, panel discussions, and more, visit the International Women's Day Events Page. The main objective of the day was to further women rights, suffrage rights in particular. The day was mostly celebrated by socialist movements and communist countries in the following decades. Welooked at the data for more than 500 professions over 50 years to see which ones saw the biggest changes in gender patterns.

This year the official United Nations theme is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

"When 13 men a day in the United Kingdom are dying from suicide, it is essential that everyone in positions of power, trust and influence does everything they can to help men talk about the issues that affect them", says Glenn Poole, the United Kingdom coordinator of International Men's Day. Also, 40% of women felt men simply did not know what to do or say.


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