Fighting Like Girls: International Women's Day 2018

Time to press for women’s progress in India

The celebration of March 8, as International Women's Day, marks the increasing recognition of the struggles of women against all forms of discrimination and exploitation, and focuses on the need for equality, for national liberation, democracy, peace and progress, in all countries of the world. After that, slowly but surely more countries adopted the day, including Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, which celebrated the day for the first time in 1911.

Helle Bank Jorgensen, president of the network, says one of the goals is to find a way for companies to measure themselves against a set of gender-equality standards and be recognized for their efforts.

As many sought to commemorate IWD2018, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks in the comics-verse took to Twitter to celebrate those who have inspired them. This must change. Women are critical to economic growth and global stability. This year, UN Women is hoping to transform the momentous amount of female activism into broader action. "In all cultures, women are never believed or taken seriously when they complain about any form of harassment - in fact, [in many cultures] they do not even have words for it". Everywhere, women are saying "The Time is Now".

"When women feel safe and protected in the workplace", one woman said. We're no longer going to be harassed.

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These two issues have collided in Myanmar. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is exclusively responsible for International Women's Day. Who are the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood? "We will do what we can to capture some form of data and information that can be credible enough to be used in a court of law".

Additionally, Witherspoon, who serves a storyteller-in-chief for Elizabeth Arden, applauded the cosmetics brand for donating $1 million to the UN Women's fund today.

Frances O'Grady, the TUC's general secretary, told the Guardian,"Nearly 50 years since the Ford machinists went on strike at Dagenham, the United Kingdom still has one of the worst gender pay gaps in Europe ..."

He also talks about the stories of sexual violence that he heard, bringing home the reality of how women are treated differently and "are oppressed in every country in the world".

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