Celebrating Women All Over the world


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

High profile figures of course took part, with everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon to Barack Obama and Emma Watson using their platforms to highlight the importance of the global day.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses an observance of International Women's Day under the theme "Time Is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives" at UN headquarters in New York, March 8, 2018.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to implement 25 recommendations from its Gender Equality Review Project which aims to promote non-discrimination and greater participation by women across all aspects of sport, it said on Thursday.

This year's commemorations came on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women's rights, equality and justice which has taken the form of global marches and campaigns on issues ranging from sexual harassment and femicide to equal pay and women's political representation.

According to the World Economic Forum, equality right now is actually in retreat, and it will take another century for both genders to stand on equal footing. As we mark International Women's Day, we remain committed to the worthwhile mission of enhancing women's leadership in the world and building a stronger America for all.

Duchess of Cambridge backs Pegasus Primary School's mental health work
Emelia Robertshaw, 11, Jodie Brackett, 11, and Zhara Gathenya, 10, told the duchess about their experiences at the school. It is part of a project with charity Family Links which works with schools in the United Kingdom on emotional health.

Quoting a recent Afrobarometer survey, CDD indicated that statistics had shown that a large majority (72%) of Ghanaians "agree" or "agree very strongly" that women should have the same chance of being elected to political office as men. "Because education is the catalyst for the development of the individual and the nation".

The White Rock Business Improvement Association also shared a celebratory message on International Women's Day.

"We're delighted to be involved in celebrations for this global movement, which we wholeheartedly support, and hope our employees relish the opportunity to participate in the name of all of the women in their lives". To share experiences and initiatives in addressing the challenges faced by women.

By increasing equality in a work environment it gives men an opportunity to embrace the benefits of that such as more paternity leave, flexible working, and ultimately a more inclusive culture to work in where people are accepted as they are.

"We need to remove the barriers that stop women going into better paid, male-dominated professions, and we must improve pay for vital, but undervalued, jobs that are predominantly done by women", she said.