International Women's Day: Fighters Light Up Social Media to Honor Women

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Dawn Butler MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities said: "In 1970 Labour introduced the Equal Pay Act but almost 50 years later, women are still paid on average over 14 per cent less than men".

The theme for International Women's Day 2018 is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

The first women's day was observed in February 1909. Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. Call it the 80 percent problem. "And time is up. We're not going to settle for anything less and we plan to use our influence to create change across all of the United Kingdom".

If you are service minded and want to give back to Community come, join us. At Notre Dame University of Maryland, they were making posters and sharing their feelings.

"When boys and girls can do the same thing without being judged", another student said.

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman".

Simone Roche, Founder and CEO of Northern Power Women, agreed and said that the new partnership felt nearly inevitable given their shared interests.

Simone said that Northern Power Women's own research has shown that female leaders do think differently.

From left Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker General Secretary Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
International Women's Day: Fighters Light Up Social Media to Honor Women

#TimesUp, #MeToo, and on Thursday, #PushForProgress.

Guterres declared that "gender inequality and discrimination against women harm us all", saying that gender equality "is not a favour to women", but a human rights issue in everyone's interests.

We need to stand by and stand up for our sisters all over the world, and a key way that we can do that is by fighting the Global Gag Rule, which harms women all over the world by rescinding U.S. Global Health Assistance Funding from any NGO or clinic overseas that so much as mentions the word abortion.

Ms Doucet said it is time, in 2018, to "respect the laws and principles of the time in which we live". The bottom line of celebrating women's day is due to the wide spread differences in various fields- the pay difference of 14.9% between men and women, only 21.4% of seats for women in parliament around the world, lack of awareness for women education and many more.

So let's let a man have the last word.

"The government must set a timeline for tabling the Gender Equality Act in Parliament".

Fr Luke says his long Jesuit formation brought him into contact with women as spiritual directors and university professors.

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