What Is International Women's Day Anyway?

Azerbaijan marks International Women's Day

Despite women calling out (84 percent) safety as a key parameter while choosing a job and highlighting the lack of it as a top hindrance, about only half (48 percent) of the organisations take care of their safety if they were leaving late from work.

According to the World Economic Forum, the gender gap won't close until 2186.

It's your day, Happy Women's Day!

Our country will only achieve gender equality if we, its citizens, insist that it happens. This has changed only marginally since 1996, when the figures were 52% and 80%. Too many women are still locked out of the corridors of our parliament and the chambers of our boardrooms.

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.

Now, more than ever, we must remain firm in our commitment to gender equality, and we must do all we can to remove any barriers to women's success.

The campaign theme continues all year with March 8 simply the kickoff for the campaign.

The Prime Minister in her message urged all to build developed, prosperous Bangladesh ensuring women's participation in all spheres of the national development. The Women's Day site offers downloadable resources for teachers and parents such as activity booklets and fact sheets.

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"Our theme is No Woman Left Behind and even though we have moved on considerably since 100 years ago, there are still women left behind in terms of domestic violence and sexual abuse and migrant women".

Since 1975, each year has had its own dedicated theme.

Advocacy, activism and support for women has been growing with movements such as #TimesUp, #MeToo and TIME magazine's The Silence Breakers. "Let's all collaborate to accelerate gender parity, so our collective action powers equality worldwide.", also added to the official site.

There's curently a strong call to action to press forward and progress gender parity.

International Women's Day is about celebrating the achievements of women past, present, and future.

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In Canada and the USA, these problems may not be seen as acute, which sometimes results in a tendency to view progress toward gender justice uncritically and to believe the myth of equal status. All women and girls - rich or poor, urban or rural, educated or illiterate - must be able to access the health services equally. If you are not able to meet them or share gifts with them we bring to you quotes and wishes that you can share with them and make the day memorable. He also said there was " ... still much room for improvement".

The Annual Fundamental Rights Colloquium on Women's Rights in Turbulent Times addressed violence and harassment against women as well as the economic and political inequality between women and men, particularly focusing on the gender pay gap and on work-life balance.

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