International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress

International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress”

"The Affirmative Action Law is indeed Ghana's major intervention towards attaining gender equality with respect to women's participation in decision making", a release issued by Penplusbytes, a non-governmental organisation, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday said.

The first IWD was celebrated in New York City in 1909 to commemorate the march for women's rights that had taken place in that same city the previous year. Nearly every business a man works you will find there is a hard-working woman beside him.

The first women's day was observed in February 1909 when 15,000 women marched through the streets of NY demanding improved pay, shorter hours and voting rights.

At first, this day was created to fight for women's right to vote and better pay, so is there still a need to celebrate it?

The two universities will debate on two Gender Equality propositions: 'How women and girls can achieve equality in Liberia'.

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I'll play along. "I can not wait to get to know you", he introduced himself, leading a horse named Bradley on stage. Becca argued that Arie didn't need to make that choice in Peru, Arie agreed, saying, "I own up to that".

In 2018 as we #PressforProgress, we advocate for a continental consciousness that limits the cultural and societal norms which impede on the success and advancement of women. According to a 2017 report by them, it could still take another 100 years before the global equality gap between men and women disappears entirely.

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".

IWD has been observed since the 1900s although it wasn't always celebrated on March 8. The UN states, "The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in NY, where women protested against working conditions". March 8 also became a national holiday in Soviet Russia in 1917 after women gained suffrage there.

March 9 is designated as "Wear Purple Day", where we ask all entities, public and private, to encourage their workers to wear something purple on that day in a show of support and solidarity with our women.

I am working to make sure we also walk the talk when it comes to women in the health workforce.

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But women everywhere have low status relative to men. However, in the following year in Europe, women held protests and rallies around or on 8 March.

"Confidence is a factor in success at work, and we see that, on average, women are less confident than men in putting themselves forward for a challenge", said Risse.

To find out how you can celebrate at International Women's Day events, rallies, panel discussions, and more, visit the International Women's Day Events Page.

German socialist Clara Zetkin campaigned for several years for a special day to mark working women's global solidarity.

"The fact nevertheless remains that much still needs to be done, both here and overseas, to advance the cause of gender equality". It also brought much-needed focus to the most common reasons for the prevalence of gender-based discrimination in various forms, both within families and outside.

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Unai Emery's side trail 3-1 from the last-16 first leg in Spain and may have to try and overturn the deficit without their most expensive asset.

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08 March 2018
FM: Committed to Andhra Pradesh special package
Naidu, who is an ally of BJP, both in Centre and State, has been hitting out at BJP for not fulfilling the promises. He said the Centre has already released Rs 4,000 crore towards revenue gap and the balance is only Rs 138 crore.

07 March 2018
Thiel: Gamel's down, so Mariners talking to Ichiro
The Mariners could seek a free agent like Jon Jay or Carlos Gonzalez, though would likely offer just a one-year deal. He is also the first position player from Japan to sign with a major league club.

06 March 2018
Frankie Edgar issues statement on tough UFC 222 loss to Brian Ortega
Ortega had laid the foundations for that KO a little earlier in the round when he landed a brutal elbow on the 36-year-old Edgar. Frankie Edgar via TKO (round 1). "I kept pursuing it and I go, okay, he's really rocked; I'm going to try to finish him".

06 March 2018
Mourners filling tent for Billy Graham funeral
Graham was laid to rest at the Billy Graham Library's prayer garden alongside his wife, Ruth, who passed away in 2007. Franklin Graham learned inmates had been building caskets for other inmates who died while serving their sentences.

04 March 2018
Kabul blast: 1 killed, 14 injured
At the blast site in the Qabil Bay neighbourhood, blood pooled on the pavement amid rubble in front of a destroyed building. The combing which targeted the convoy of foreign troops disrupted activities in the eastern part of Kabul on Friday.

04 March 2018
Neymar out for 3 months, says team doctor
Five-times World Cup winners Brazil play their first match on June 17 against Switzerland and then face Costa Rica and Serbia. But PSG said that Neymar will not be able to return to training for at least six weeks.

03 March 2018
Shooting Reported at Central Michigan University
The Florida gunman, who had a history run-ins with law enforcement, used a semi-automatic assault rifle in the shooting. According to the Mt Pleasant Morning Sun , the suspect may have been released from the hospital before 8am on Friday.

03 March 2018
Lesnar to exit WWE, will make UFC comeback
Expect Paul Heyman , Lesnar's mouthpiece, to make reference to the possibility of his client jumping ship to the UFC in April. It could very well be that Lesnar opted not to come to Raw as part of hardline negotiating tactics with WWE .

02 March 2018
Kushner's Company Got $509M in Loans After WH Meetings
Kushner steers US policy in the Middle East, for example, but his family company continues to do deals with Israeli investors. Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for Kushner Cos, said the company had not received a copy of any letter from the regulator.

26 February 2018
Cristiano, Keylor back in squad, no Asensio — Real Madrid-Alavés
Messi set up Suarez's first goal to cancel out the early opener by Girona's Cristian "Portu" Portuguese. But the Portugal handed the ball to Benzema when Bale was fouled in the area in the closing seconds.