Know The History Of International Women's Day

Posted March 10, 2018

In commemorating the day, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) urged women urged the government to implement policies that will promote the inclusiveness of women in politics and governance of the country.

International Women's Day is observed in different nations all over the world.

In 1908, 15,000 women took to the streets of New York City to march for voting rights, shorter hours and decent pay.

Blue Owl Brewing tap room manager Morgan Kelly works at the bar
Blue Owl Brewing tap room manager Morgan Kelly works at the bar

It's a day to celebrate women's achievements and to push for equality, because even in our advanced nation, women still earn only 80 cents for every $1 a man earns.

The commemorations will be held in Matabeleland North Province in Nkayi District today. And this year women around the world unite to think, act and be gender inclusive. Achieving adequate living standards, women's economic empowerment, land rights, food security, health care, quality education, resilience and preparedness to deal with disasters and conflicts are among the main challenges faced by rural women and girls in Asia-Pacific. The companies are expected to identify challenges facing women in the workplace and share recommendations about how to solve them. "The few women, who are given key positions, are often so eager to keep their jobs, so they please their male bosses often at the expense of other sisters", she said.

McDonald's turned their iconic arches upside down for International Women's Day.

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One question continued to pop up: When will we have gender equality?

While the theme this year is progress, women should not forget last year's #BeBoldforChange theme.

This year, the social media hashtag #PressforProgress is the rallying call to create gender parity around the globe.

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The UN, Guterres said, is working closely with countries around the world to prevent and address sexual exploitation and abuse by staff in peacekeeping missions, and to support victims.

However, she pointed out the work that still needed to be done in this regard. "From our Brooklyn office and passionate store teams to local makers and artisans around the world, I'm thankful to work alongside women who inspire, lead and innovate our brand every day".

If the status of Uganda's women is going to be elevated and progress made in the various programmes, it should involve all of us. After the numbers are crunched, the move means women will operate about a quarter of the scheduled flight for the airline on March 8.

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"What really surprised me and frankly delighted me is that if you can drive a culture of equality, everybody rises", said Shook.