Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

The year women set the fire alight

The year women set the fire alight

"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world", the secretary-general said.

This year, International Women's Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women's rights, equality and justice. This year's campaign theme is #PressforProgress as the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings tell us that gender parity is over 200 years away.

International Women's Day is being celebrated today (March 8) across the globe to raise awareness about women empowerment and gender equality.

"Let's mark International Women's Day by pledging to turn the culture of discrimination around".

The first ever National Women's Day was observed on 28th February 1909 when the Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in NY and where women protested about their poor working conditions.

Thursday March 8, is International Women's Day (IWD). Today, for the first time in history, the United Nations has achieved gender parity at senior level, with 23 women and 21 men forming the current senior leadership.

We support local organizations who are helping women and girls in our community. "In my ideal badminton world there should not be the need for a Women in Badminton Commission in the future and the badminton world should choose on the individual's skills and not the gender".


If we look at average wages in agriculture, women get paid about 72% of what men get.

According to him, the state, through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, is sponsoring Kogi State Gender and Equal Opportunity and other matters connected to women, to enact a law that protects women and their concerns.

This week, an Iranian woman who publicly removed her veil in protest against Iran's compulsory headscarf law was sentenced to two years in prison. As of November past year, women were paid 72% of what men earned for rural construction work.

"International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the remarkable diversity of women in the Pacific and their individual and collective experiences, as well as the many ways in which development organisations like SPC can make a meaningful and lasting contribution to their lives", said Dr Tukuitonga.

The tech giant Google is also celebrating the Day in its own way through Google Doodles.

Here at aspire cambridge, we are proud to celebrate and commemorate International Women's Day alongside incredible women from around the world.

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