Design world celebrates International Women's Day

UN chief says inequality against women harms everyone

McDonald's flips its golden arches to make a statement

Thursday March 8th marks International Women's Day, an event marked in countries around the world to celebrate progress in moving towards equality for women in all areas of political, social and economic life.

The Centre, therefore, recommended that government applies the appropriate policies and measures to accelerate the realization of gender equality in Ghana. Bedfont Scientific Ltd., a second-generation family business based in Harrietsham, is proud to celebrate International Women's day.

From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change and zero tolerance for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds, said the United Nations chief, declaring that achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls "is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world".

Young women take part in the Women's March against Violence as part of International Women's Day, on March 8 in Milan, Italy. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others. German President Clara Zetkin proposed and the assembling body agreed that the International Women's Day as a day to remember women who had struggled all over the world since 1857.

Check out the following gallery for a collection of International Women's Day quotes to share on Facebook, Inc. Not until the rights of women start to be recognised as the mandate of everyone will we see progress in our communities and country as a whole.

CDD-Ghana also noted that Ghanaian women, both in the rural and urban settings are confronted with peculiar challenges which threaten their socio-economic and political development.

Topics such as career development for women, coaching and networking and issues important to women in the workplace were discussed by panellists and explored in workshops and presentations by high profile local and visiting speakers from diverse spheres.

"Your safety represents the safety of all Afghan women", she said, reminding women in uniform to report any abuse by superiors to the rights commission. Ever since, women gained more and more equality, but not absolutely in practice until this day. Everywhere, women are saying "The Time is Now". In 1977, two years after the International Women's Day originated, the United Nations chose to invite the nations to spend one day expressing the interests of women and world peace.

The group is organised by reverend Ann Norman from Christ Church, Erith, and made up mainly of Christian and Muslim women who meet regularly at Hall Place.

"We need WOW because women and men are still not equal in society, and around the world", said Maricka Oglesby.

International Men's Day is an annual event celebrated on November 19 in more than 60 countries.

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