Design world celebrates International Women's Day

11 March, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • International Women's Day sparks protests, acts of solidarity across the world

The first IWD was first held on February 28, 1909, in NY, but March 8, was suggested by the 1910 International Women's Conference (IWC) to become the International Women's Day. The bottom line of celebrating women's day is due to the wide spread differences in various fields- the pay difference of 14.9% between men and women, only 21.4% of seats for women in parliament around the world, lack of awareness for women education and many more.

In TT, organisations such as the InterClub of TT and Women Everywhere have a week of activities in observance of the day.

"We celebrate today the power of activism to bring change for all women, their solidarity and the sisterhood of humanity", added the senior United Nations official.

We all need to commit to and practise having modern attitudes about gender equality and women's rights. If you're out there marching already, great!

When is International Women's Day?

Women, he says, have already taken on leadership at parish and diocesan level, but one place where they have a less prominent role is in the Vatican.

"Today we come together in recognition of women at home & around the globe", she tweeted. "In all cultures, women are never believed or taken seriously when they complain about any form of harassment - in fact, [in many cultures] they do not even have words for it".

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The celebration comes with different themes yearly to guide women across the world.

The Bring Back Our Girls #BBOG movement in Nigeria also seized the opportunity of the Women's Day to urge government to intensify its efforts in ensuring the release of the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls and recently kidnapped 110 Dapchi girls-pupils.

Similar to the LEED certification for environmentally-friendly building design, consumers will then be able to identify companies certified as supportive of gender equality.

Additionally, Witherspoon, who serves a storyteller-in-chief for Elizabeth Arden, applauded the cosmetics brand for donating $1 million to the UN Women's fund today.

The president, who once said his star power entitles him to grab women by the genitals, has been accused of sexual misconduct by 21 women.

Through these and many other initiatives, we seek to empower women of all backgrounds to achieve their economic potential and shape our world.

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