International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress

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"However, before expecting a change in the pay parity policy, attitudes of men and women need to shift for this to become a reality".

Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.

Aspiring politician Lenora Qereqeretabua sums it up well when she says women, young and not so young ahould make that conscious decision to #PressForProgress by being part of the change we want to see in our country. Women everywhere stand shoulder to shoulder as we shape our world.

A priority therefore is to understand gender and how addressing gender roles in our family members can make a difference in promoting gender equality in our families. And I met countless women who chose to throw their hat in the ring and run for office themselves, so that they could improve their communities for their families and neighbors. It contributes to the continuous sexual objectification of women and limits female achievement to only social norms (e.g., marriage and child birth).

Beloved woman you are the origins of life.

Everyone in the world puts their trousers on one leg at a time, we eat, breathe and do what we can to make a life for ourselves and those around us.

Show your "Girl Power" solidarity by downloading your International Women's Day #PressForProgress Selfie cards, Posters, IWD widgets and more!

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Recalling countries' legal commitments to the right to education for girls and women through global treaties, it focuses on three: the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention against Discrimination in Education (CADE), and the worldwide Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

Ms Kennedy said: "There are many challenges facing us as women as we continue the struggle for equality".

Women should not have to work three times as hard and prove that they are superhuman for them to be trusted to hold positions of influence. In every city we visited, we saw energy and passion-and the desire to further organize.

Liverpool: Women Are My Sisters, Not My Competition on 8th March, where women from all walks of life come together to network.

On the 23, we ask everyone to rally with us through the streets of Charlestown to the Villa Ground, where you will be treated to live and enriching performances with powerful messages and uplifting themes. It is a worldwide event that commemorates the achievements of women. Locally, the theme is "Empowering Women and Girls in Science, Technology and Business". We'll amplify organizations and individuals creating solutions, share best practices, and we will equip them with the tools and resources they need to continue pushing for progress. Significance of International Women's Day IWD 2018 is special because it is marking a century to the granting of the first suffrage rights to women.

The Ministry highlighted that since 1967 the Israeli forces have arrested more than 15,000 Palestinian women and detained them in extremely poor conditions, including in solitary confinement.

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