Celebrate International Women's Day 2018 at these Toronto events

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She said International Women's Day is an opportunity for women's achievements in all fields of endeavours - from the political to the social - to be recognized and celebrated. Every year the day is celebrated on March 8.

Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started.

If roses were black and violets were brown, my love for you would never be found, but roses are red and violets are blue, all I want to say is "Happy women's day to you". "Standing with women against this discrimination and injustice is our humanitarian duty", it read, adding that the violence against women is a global problem that "should be tackled with a rights and justice-based understanding".

Although there is much to celebrate, March 8 is also a day to reflect and to recognise that we have a long journey ahead to realise empowerment, safety and equality for women in the Pacific.

We celebrate the courage and determination of women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their Pacific countries and communities, including our women leaders who make a daily impact in their families, villages, businesses, workplaces, marketplaces, cities and nations. With the support of you, our stakeholders, I am confident that 2018 will serve as yet another memorable instalment of progress, where we didn't just give token recognition to our women, but we were able to positively impact and transform women's lives. Across nations and continents, women serve as the backbone of societal order and as critical change agents in engineering development.

In August 1910, an International Women's Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen, Denmark.

"This year's campaign theme is #PressforProgess and that is exactly what we need to be doing in the housing and construction sectors where women remain hugely underrepresented despite a growing skills shortage".

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We have a female to male employees' ratio of 1:2 and we are making sure footed steps to increase the number of women in our employment and especially those in leadership positions.

Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef was also at Davos, and sat on a panel to discuss gender, power and sexual harassment. On this day we express our love and gratitude to the women who make difference in our lives.

While men earned a median gross hourly salary of ₹231, women earned only ₹184.8. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.

Have a great Women's Day 2017.

"Our theme is No Woman Left Behind and even though we have moved on considerably since 100 years ago, there are still women left behind in terms of domestic violence and sexual abuse and migrant women".

Ira Gupta, Head HR, Microsoft India told BW Businessworld, "Microsoft doubled the maternity leave for women employees to six months more than a year before the legislation came into place".