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10 March, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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For 2018 the theme of International Women's Day is #PressForProgress, a theme that calls for everyone to keep pushing for parity between men and women, which it is estimated will not be gained in any of our lifetimes.

TODAY ON International Women's Day (MAr 8), Dawn Butler MP has announced that under the next Labour government, all large public and private employers will be required to prove their gender equality practices or face further auditing and fines.

UN Women representative M Alison McLean making a presentation at the seminar organised for International Women's Day by WPortfolio in collaboration with the Bureau of Gender Affairs and the National Organisation of Women.

According to Onyema, the Exchange took steps to address the lack of female representation on our National Council by electing three eminent female members at the last AGM.

Since the first IWD was celebrated exactly 110 years ago to press for women's right to vote, work and end gender discrimination, there's no mistaking that women have made admirable strides on virtually every front.

"UN is pleased and proud to be collaborating with Bahrain Women Union and other participating bodies to celebrate the worldwide women's day", Head of UN Information Centre (UNIC) Samir Al Darabi told DT News.

But International Women's Day also calls us to celebrate-and to advance-the leadership of women in the fight for a better world. We honor the vital role of women in our communities, businesses, civil society, and government.

Topics such as career development for women, coaching and networking and issues important to women in the workplace were discussed by panellists and explored in workshops and presentations by high profile local and visiting speakers from diverse spheres.

"Gender equality is the unfinished business of our time".

"It is essentially a celebration of respect, appreciation, love and care towards women in order to spread the knowledge and awareness of women empowerment, their position in the society and achievements". Next month, they will host the WOW - Women of the World - one day Festival. Because just as we need collective action to make feminist change, we also need collective empathy to validate our vulnerabilities and protect the mental health of the next generation of fearless femmes. Today is an opportunity for us to add our voices to the discussions to get us closer to our goal. We have been involved with Women in ETFs in Ireland since 2015, it provides a valuable platform to expand your network, develop your ETF knowledge and more recently to engage a mentor through the mentorship programme, which has a strong Dublin presence.

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