Everything You Need to Know About International Women's Day on March 8


We want girls and women to achieve equality in all aspects of life: access to education, equal pay for equal work, access to top positions in companies and politics as well as protection from violence. The day includes rallies, performances, networking events and marches that take place all over the world.

International Women's Day takes place on March 8 every year. Significance of International Women's Day IWD 2018 is special because it is marking a century to the granting of the first suffrage rights to women. "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights", says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.

"But change must come from within and the housing and construction sectors must continue to press for progress, combat inequality and break down the barriers that are holding women back".

It gives me great pleasure to address you on the occasion of International Women's Day 2018. "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".

In TT, organisations such as the InterClub of TT and Women Everywhere have a week of activities in observance of the day.

On March 8, I will receive countless messages from friends and colleagues in Cuba and Guatemala, two countries where I have spent a considerable amount of time and maintain close personal and professional relationships.

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The first International Women's Day was observed on February 28, 1909 in the United States, following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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While men earned a median gross hourly salary of ₹231, women earned only ₹184.8. Every year the day is celebrated on March 8.

The symposium is being organised in partnership with Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, United Nations Women, United Nations Global Compact, International Finance Corporation, the World Federation of Exchanges, Women in ETFs, and Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ). In terms of the reasons for working, 36% of women believe they must contribute to family income whereas 18% of women respondents work as they are the sole breadwinners of the family.

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This rally and subsequent march through Downtown Manhattan begins at 4 p.m.in Washington Square Park to encourage "women and their allies to strike from all labor, both paid an unpaid for one hour". Welooked at the data for more than 500 professions over 50 years to see which ones saw the biggest changes in gender patterns. He also said there was " ... still much room for improvement".