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International Women's Day completes historic week for women lawyers

UN chief says inequality against women harms everyone International Women's Day completes historic week for women lawyers
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 12:44

ALCOA of Australia employees are pressing for progress in recognition of International Women's Day today. All women and girls - rich or poor, urban or rural, educated or illiterate - must be able to access the health services equally.

"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. UN Women reports that the GDP of the United States and Japan would increase by nine percent and 16 per cent respectively if as many women as men were gainfully employed.

"Gender equality work is central to our mission at WAGGGS", said Communications Manager Megan Hunt.

A year later, at the International Women's Conference in Copenhagen, Socialist representatives proposed that there be an International Women's Day, inspired by the demonstration in NY.

The International Women's Day is an annual event held on March 8 of each year to celebrate women's achievements, identify the rights and power of women and give them the status they deserve across nations.

In 1910, The Socialist International met in Copenhagen and established a Women's Day, which honored the women's rights movement, and built support for voting rights for women.

In 1995, Azerbaijan joined the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

All around the world, people will be celebrating International Women's Day on March 8.

Meanwhile, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo would host an event in Accra to mark the International Women's Day under the Theme: "Press for Progress"; and it would be attended by some individuals, various women groups and some former first ladies.

Today we shine the spotlight on Parul Sood, Waste Solutions Planning Manager who is trail blazing in the world of waste. At the current rate of change, it will take more than 100 years for women worldwide to catch up with men in economic participation and opportunity. We jointly draw the conclusion that paid paternal leave is a crucially important means both to facilitate women's situation in the labour market as well as enhancing the emotional links between fathers and their children. Women effectively work for free for two months a year.

We, therefore, continue to call on more men, specifically, men in male dominated fields to #PressforProgress and become advocates of the quest for gender equality.