OK, people, it is time to WAKE-UP; it is 2018 and "I am woman, hear me roar" no longer applies.
While there will be assemblies, conferences, exhibits, rallies, festivals and more taking place worldwide, New Yorkers won't have to go very far to find their own slew of International Women's Day events.
"Narrowing the gender gap can help drive growth and improve the lives of many families, which is why IFC and its partners have joined forces to strengthen women's participation in the private sector as employees, entrepreneurs, consumers, and leaders", said Jan van Bilsen, IFC Regional Manager for the South Caucasus.
Despite receiving a fair amount of ridicule and criticism, its supporters argue it is crucial to raise awareness about serious issues affecting men, many of which are still seen as taboo in society and need wider recognition.
'I do not just mean men to change.
The following year on March 19, 1911 IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
The International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress, indicating the need to press forward and progress gender parity, especially after the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report said that gender parity is 217 years away. Gender inequality and discrimination against women harms us all.
She stated, "I thought I had been a suffragist before I became a Poor Law Guardian, but now I began to think about the vote in women's hands not only as a right but as a desperate necessity". The discussion highlighted factors that inhibit women, both in urban and rural areas, from playing a bigger role in the economy. Well, women are telling us. It will be proper to say it's a political confusion.
These include marches, fun runs, speaker events, global gatherings, awards, exhibitions, festivals, online events and many more.
The realities create a glass ceiling made of a plethora of barriers hindering women from rising beyond what the society expects of them. Even 39% of women think the same.
More power to women!
This year is the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women's suffrage and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations declaration of human rights, so come December 31st it would be wonderful to look back on a year of substantial progress. Thus (there) lies the reason why no Naga woman was elected this election. "Only iron can cut iron". During their last summit in October 2017, the leaders of India and the European Union reiterated the importance they attach to human rights cooperation, including gender equality and women empowerment in all spheres of life.
Across the 28 European member States, the vast majority of jobs for ICT specialists in 2016 were held by men; the share of ICT specialists that were women was 16.7 %, some 5.8 percentage points less than a decade before.
Women empowerment lies in honouring ourselves and treating ourselves with respect as Eleanor Roosevelt (said), "no one can put you down without your permission"'. Let us encourage our ladies at home and support them and we will witness transformation'.