Monday, 23 July, 2018

Fighting Like Girls: International Women's Day 2018

Austin-area women take part in an International Women's Day event Austin-area women take part in an International Women’s Day event
Sherri Watson | 09 March, 2018, 23:16

The Liberian artists, Sidibe A. Musa and Ellen Vaibah Zeze were selected to present their paintings and drawings at the program to showcase the artistic works of women and drawings that portray the activities and the social and economic programs of women across the world.

Each year since 1996 there has been a theme for the special day - this is so we can focus on a particular aspect on feminism and women's rights. Some are physically strong, while others are mentally strong.

The Liberals have already made moves in this area by working to ensure bidders from diverse backgrounds - including businesses that are majority-owned, operated and controlled by women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, or others facing discrimination - can access government contracts.

Happy women's day to every virtuous and incredible woman, your presence is inexpressible in few words and so are your deeds.

Every year on March 8 [VIDEO], #women all around the world reminisce about the powerful women who have shaped them: their mothers, grandmothers, celebrities, politicians, anyone.

Women's representation, Guterres said, in national parliaments stands, on average, at less than one quarter, and in boardrooms, it is even lower.

"Just because we've achieved gender balance doesn't mean that it's necessarily easy to maintain", said Ixtabalan. Women, he says, have already taken on leadership at parish and diocesan level, but one place where they have a less prominent role is in the Vatican.

International Women's Day commemorates the women's rights movement and continues to recognize the struggle and triumphs that women face today all around the world. "This International Women's Day, let's celebrate those who act as positive catalysts for change, such as Global Compact Network Canada".

In a short video, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres spoke about International Women's Day. "Our campaign can and will change perceptions and realities of gender diversity and gender equality, and with partners like Manchester Airports Group, it's just a matter of time".

Aside from walkouts and strikes, many women and celebrities have taken to social media to thank the women who shaped them and to celebrate their femininity.

This year's theme is: "Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives".