International Women's Day to be observed on March 8

International Women's Day to be observed on March 8

International Women's Day to be observed on March 8

International Women's Day is a major global event that will be widely celebrated in some countries and virtually ignored in others.

Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started. In 1910, Zetkin proposed designating International Women's Day at an International Socialist Congress in Copenhagen.

ANNE McVicker has spent over 30 years of her life working to improve women's lives and addressing inequalities that affect them in their homes or work.

President Weah is to also deliver a special statement in commemoration of International Women's Day schedule to take place at the SKD Sports Complex beginning at 8:00 A.M.

For a full list of events in your local area, check out the official International Women's Day website.

Yet in Canada, I feel International Women's Day (IWD) is largely irrelevant.

However, we will not lose focus on the huge amount there is still to do to ensure that women aren't discriminated against due to their gender.

The latest figures from the TUC reveal the average woman in the United Kingdom earns 18% less than her male counterparts each year.

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In some circumstances, women have been told to just be grateful for what they have, like they do not deserve it, like it is an out-of-this-world favour. Many activists within global and Latin American women's movements credit the United Nations and its declarations and conferences for improvements in women's rights and addressing gender discrimination.

This is also an activity that can easily be adapted to different age groups, with younger students writing down a short answer to a simple question, and older students going into more detail.

"In order to correct the wrongs and deficiencies from past, we have implemented many regulations, including positive discriminations for our women in every field like education, health, employment and participation in political life", the statement also read.

The present theme for International Women's Day is #PressforProgress.

In addition, 32 percent women identified "not easily considered for top management roles" as one of the top challenges while only 13 percent men agree.

IWD has been observed since the 1900s although it wasn't always celebrated on March 8.

Across the world, women earn on average 77% that of men and women with children can expect to earn less than childless women when they return to work, according to analysis by the International Labour Organisation.

"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". However, in the following year in Europe, women held protests and rallies around or on 8 March. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive."We at India.com, wish you all a very Happy Women's Day". So we can't be complacent.

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