Friday, 17 August, 2018

International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day 2018 International Women's Day 2018
Jay Anderson | 11 March, 2018, 03:01

The origins of the observance date back to February 28, 1909 in New York City when the Socialist Party of America organized a "National Woman's Day" to bring attention to gender equality issues in the United States.

In 2004, she said, HEC and USAID had joined hands to provide quality education to the talented students who lack the financial resources to attend a university.

President Donald Trump's daughter-turned-White House adviser got an earful on Thursday after turning to Twitter to mark International Women's Day ― leading to immediate ridicule by people who criticized her and her father for their track record on women's rights.

SC is one of the few states that has not enacted an Equal Pay Act, and, as a result, women in SC are only paid 80 cents for every dollar that men earn, resulting in an annual wage gap of $8,272 (National Women's Law Center).

Moreover, I have worked with Congress to enact policies that encourage American women to pursue careers in the global arena.

The agency also hopes to build alliances between urban and rural women, since many can face similar challenges no matter where they are in the world.

"Malaysian women have waited for 12 years - and we will wait no longer".




"It started out in October with 40 women in a room just talking about this problem and how we were going to deal with it because enough is enough", she explained.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN under-secretary-general, said in a statement that the "gathering of strength among women" that is happening right now has to be a tipping point.

Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef says that in Canada, women hold only one-fifth of the positions on corporate boards.

We know that a woman's heart is the most loyal, her forgiveness the most powerful. Women comprise only 13.5 percent of seats in the SC state legislature, the third lowest representation in the country, even though women make up 51 percent of the state's general population.

Similar to the LEED certification for environmentally-friendly building design, consumers will then be able to identify companies certified as supportive of gender equality.

Mary Alison McLean, representative UN Women Multi Country Office for the Caribbean also spoke to the need for female empowerment in the business world.

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