International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality
08 March, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Kim Reid
However, the war is yet to be won.
In the past, the day has also been used to launch initiatives aimed at tackling gender inequality and violence against women.
IWD has been observed since the 1900s although it wasn't always celebrated on March 8.
What is International Women's Day and how did it start? Celebrate her on International Women's Day with love and compliments. It was declared and organized by the Socialist Party of America by the suggestion of Theresa Malkiel. In 1975, the United Nations proclaimed the year International Women's Year and christened March 8 as Women's Day. The idea was proposed by Clara Zetkin, who was the leader of the office. Sadly, one year later, 146 immigrant workers, women and girls, perished in the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Female delegates from 17 countries unanimously approved.
Universal health coverage - WHO's top priority - means that health packages designed for women and adolescent girls should include services to promote health and prevent and treat disease. However, no specific date was chose to observe the day.
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We at the United State of Women have spent the previous year traveling across the country to cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles, working with local partners to galvanize thousands of women to lead change in their own communities. Women carried banners and demanded their right to work, healthcare, and education and called for an improvement to the country's economy.
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The campaign theme continues all year with March 8 simply the kickoff for the campaign.
It was in 1917 that women were finally allowed the right to vote. Just four days post the protest, the provisional government granted suffrage rights to women.
This rally and subsequent march through Downtown Manhattan begins at 4 p.m.in Washington Square Park to encourage "women and their allies to strike from all labor, both paid an unpaid for one hour".
We have had a look at the history behind the day, what will be taking place to celebrate it and why it is still relevant in 2018.
For many the answer is a no brainer, but there will be some who will question it. This was to honour the struggle of women from NY fighting for fair working conditions. Georgia is ranked 75th out of 144 countries measured in 2017 for The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report, compared to 41st out of 115 countries over a decade ago.
A closer analysis of this gender gap reveals that there were only three EU Member States where the female share of ICT specialists rose during the period 2006 to 2016: Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Indeed, it suggests that while having a confident personality boosts men's chances of job promotion by 3.3%, women gain no sizeable benefit.
"Confidence is a factor in success at work, and we see that, on average, women are less confident than men in putting themselves forward for a challenge", said Risse.
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