Celebrating International Women's Day Locally

The observance falls on March 8. "You already have indexes so you can invest in companies that are leading by women or have more women on their board of directors, so I'm quite sure that is the route we'll go down".

Spanish women are marking International Women's Day with the first-ever full day strike and dozens of protests across the country against the wage gap and gender violence.

Over the past year, women from all walks of life rose up in protests, power building and advocacy over issues of equality and harassment.

According to the World Economic Forum, equality right now is actually in retreat, and it will take another century for both genders to stand on equal footing. The day also saw several women calling out for more gender parity.

Researchers examined areas like economic opportunity, education, health and political empowerment. The three-year project, announced by Minister of the Status of Women, Maryam Monsef will be led by Global Compact Network Canada, an arm of the United Nations.

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

"We believe that the society can only move forward if we are promoting equality in all the sectors and we call everyone to put in the effort to promote equality", stressed Al Darabi. You just make a fool of yourself with every fake tweet about caring for women, or anybody but your money'. 'On March 21, I will be at the @StateDept to present the #WomenOfCourage award to some extraordinary women'.

Garrett explained, "People are submitting a message online at womenforwomen.org or sharing a message of support on social media".

Comedian Richard Herring has raised more than £100,000 for charity by spending International Women's Day winding up disgruntled men on Twitter. Gender inequality led to 15,000 women marching the streets of NY, protesting for shorter hours, better pay and the right to vote.

International Women's Day's overall aim is to celebrate the achievements of women everywhere.

As many as 15 million girls each year become child brides, destroying childhoods, killing freedoms and blocking opportunities.

Bahrain Women Union and Awareness team in collaboration with the United Nations yesterday organised a cultural programme at the Argan village to mark International Women's day.

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  • Arturo Norris