Set timeline for Gender Equality Act: WAO

11 March, 2018, 03:02 | Author: Bert Pena
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Ever since, women gained more and more equality, but not absolutely in practice until this day.

The Hollywood star, who first revealed her own #MeToo story last October, said at the time that she felt guilt at not speaking out sooner.

International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Red is the color of International Women's Day, so throw a little pop of red into your outfit with some jewelry or a handbag. For one day, women danced, sang, marched, and chanted.

The agency also hopes to build alliances between urban and rural women, since many can face similar challenges no matter where they are in the world.

Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault noted that women's participation in the labour force universally continued to be lower than that of men, which she attributed to factors such as "unequal access to opportunity, legal obstacles and wage gaps". The United States, for instance, does not officially recognize IWD as a holiday, though Congresswoman Maxine Waters introduced a bill in 1994 proposing that the USA officially designate March 8 as International Women's Day. "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".

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We have to remain persistent, Fr Luke says, and ensure that qualified women are considered and hired when employment opportunities open up.

This, she added, was a sign of the need for TT to pay attention to women's issues and lives and the multiple areas that are relevant to women's rights.

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

Bridge for Equity is an Advocacy group that is geared towards creating awareness and public education on the SDGs particularly Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Later, in 1975, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day as well, helping expand the reach and impact of the day.

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.

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