Move womankind forward on International Women's Day

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The first IWD was first held on February 28, 1909, in NY, but March 8, was suggested by the 1910 International Women's Conference (IWC) to become the International Women's Day.

Our men are critical to the conversation and need not remove themselves from the fight for gender parity on behalf of their wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, friends and colleagues, not just on IWD, but every day.

In a statement personally signed by him on Thursday, March 8, 2018, Dr. Ubah who affirmed that the importance of the existence of women must be recognised at all times, said, "Every year we celebrate women's day with a lot of enthusiasm, joy and fanfare". The occasion, which has been celebrated for over 100 years, honors the achievements of women in social, economic, cultural and political spheres, as well as calling for action to achieve gender equality.

There are hundreds of protests scheduled throughout the US with one of the biggest rallies organized by International Women's Strike and held at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village where thousands of women will march to Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan calling for a day of action for women's rights. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

"So on Women's Day, I am celebrating those women, who have continued to work hard even though they are ignored or pushed to the side".

In her message for the Day, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women explained that this year's theme captured the life of the women activists whose passion and commitment had brought change over generations and won women's rights. Recently, people have expanded it to express their gratefulness and respect for the women around them.

Women in ministryFr Luke also speaks about his experience serving as a deacon in the federal women's prison near Oakland in California, an all-female Catholic facility.

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The empowerment of our Fijian women is vital to the development of our nation.

However, she pointed out the work that still needed to be done in this regard.

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

The head of the Independent Human Rights Commission, Sima Samar, directed some comments at women in Afghanistan's security forces.

McDonald's turned their iconic arches upside down for International Women's Day.

"Time is Now theme (of the UN) resonates strongly with our movement in light of the fact that almost four years after 276 girls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok in Borno State, 110 girls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Dapchi in Yobe State 17 days ago".