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International Women's Day 2018: Five Things You Need To Know

08 March, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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The theme for the celebration this year is #PressforProgress. These include periodic review of curricula, textbooks and teacher training programmes; adequate school infrastructure, including single sex sanitation facilities; increased representation of women in education leadership positions; stronger policies to tackle school-related gender based violence, and establishing codes of conduct for students and teachers.

Another fun way to give your students a chance to show appreciation for the important women in their lives is to have them create a handmade card, whether it's for their mum, neighbour, babysitter or grandmother.

"Women make up 47% of the United Kingdom workforce, yet only 27% of housing associations are led by women and they account for just 11% of construction employees - a figure which drops down to as little as 1% of the manual trades". In the deployment of personnel to mitigate in the conflict, female personnel are still in the minority.

Bianca Jagger, centre, at a March4Women event ahead of International Women's Day tomorrow. In Northern Nigeria young girls have been used as bargaining chips for the release of suspected militants. Women are not asking for more than men, they are not a threat to men in the job market and it is time for the proverbial "man's club" to close the doors and open the "equality club". It will also ensure that the achievements and roles women have played in our city and country are properly recognised.

Zehovire Avi Kechu, "Clean Election Icon" for Dimapur: 'Celebrating women's achievements leads to women empowerment which leads to gender equality.

Kaheli Chophy, FBB Colors Femina Miss India Nagaland: 'Forge positive visibility of women because it is the need of the hour. The greatest of all these challenges continues to be stigma- societal norms, perception and stereotypes. Transparency and accountability are essential if women are to reach their full potential and lift all of us, in our communities, societies and economies.

He also talks about the stories of sexual violence that he heard, bringing home the reality of how women are treated differently and "are oppressed in every country in the world". Workers with higher confidence, or hope for success, were generally more likely to be promoted in the following year.

"The Your Time cadetships demonstrate the commitment of the ABC and Screen Australia to ensuring women get more opportunities".

Our country will only achieve gender equality if we, its citizens, insist that it happens.

"Individually, we're one drop but together we're an ocean". 123Greetings.com offers over 556 International Women's Day ecards across 10 categories for users to choose from.

She believes "decades of work that have happened have mainstreamed International Women's Day in a way that makes (organisations), whether they are companies or state agencies or NGOs, recognise that this is a day to affirm not only women's empowerment but also the continued struggle that remains around very key issues".

The day was declared national vacation In the Soviet Union in 1917, and was mostly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist nations until it was adopted by the UN in 1977.


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