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International Women's Day: 6 Things You Need to Know

International Women's Day: 6 Things You Need to Know International Women's Day: 6 Things You Need to Know
Melinda Barton | 07 March, 2018, 10:48

Women celebrate the day by conducting parties and dinners.

President Weah is to also deliver a special statement in commemoration of International Women's Day schedule to take place at the SKD Sports Complex beginning at 8:00 A.M. In 1910, a German activist Clara Zetkin proposed the idea of celebrating Women's Day in March at the 1910 International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. On this day we express our love and gratitude to the women who make difference in our lives.

Acknowledging women and their contribution to the world, society and organizations, many other privileged offers for women customers during the week-long celebrations could be availed at all Renault dealerships.

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Internationally, purple is a colour that symbolizes women.

In January 2018, Ladbrokes, EasyJet and Virgin Money revealed pay gaps of over 15% in favour of men.

This year marked a milestone for women across the world, as Tuesday (March 6) was the 100 year anniversary for women earning the vote.

After more women started speaking out against directors and actors who have sexually harassed them, campaigns like #Metoo and #TimesUp have come out to support these women and to end this behavior in the workplace.

Observed since the 1900s, it reportedly started in 1909 as National Woman's Day, thanks to the Socialist Party of America, which "designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in NY, where women protested against working conditions", according to the UN.

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The date of March 8 was first formalised in 1917 in a war strike when Russian women demanded "bread and peace".

The day was made official by the United Nations in 1975 who set an annual theme.

The day is also celebrated to promote gender parity and women's achievements right from social to political.

This means it is important to keep motivated and to PressforProgress. A strong call to #PressforProgress. This year's theme is #PressforProgress, motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

"The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere". Commit to a "gender parity mindset" via progressive action. "Collectively, let's all Press for Progress".