Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

When is International Women's day 2018: History and Significance of the day

When is International Women's day 2018: History and Significance of the day

At this time and age when we are witnessing women power in other parts of the world, why do we still doubt (women).

To mark tomorrow's International Women's Day, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality is holding an inter-parliamentary committee meeting on empowering women in media and ICT. Since 1978, we have provided US$19.7 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 474 million people.

Women are equally responsible for all that a woman has to face. According to the IWD website, "It is a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive". Gender equality is a human rights issue, but it is also in all our interests: men and boys, women and girls.

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD, will open the 8 March event hosted by IFAD, by highlighting how the empowerment of women and greater equality are inseparable from achieving sustainable development. Plus, there's indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.

"We lead the industry in our representation of women in presenter roles on many of our programs and we work hard to ensure our audiences hear these voices every day".

What a great move that would be as parliament is a legislative, elected body of government where decisions for the country are debated and decided. There are many who question the need for the day in today's changed times.

A woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the "Women's Office" for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. Across nations and continents, women serve as the backbone of societal order and as critical change agents in engineering development. The focus of these programmes is to provide financial independence to young women and enable them to transform their lives and break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.

Only 44% of countries have made full legal commitments through worldwide treaties to the cause of gender parity in education, according to this year's Gender Review published by UNESCO's Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on 8 March, worldwide Women's Day.This is the key finding of its sixth annual review, which surveyed 189 states to assess whether they ensured that girls and women fully benefit from the right to education.

God might have created man before Woman. In countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Rwanda some concerted efforts have been to reduce the marginalization of women especially in the areas of education, economic and political participation, access to healthcare and personal safety. She added today's woman is independent and self-reliant in every respect and is capable of doing everything.

San Francisco will host a benefit for female migrant farmworkers showcasing dance music culture and benefiting Alianza Nacional De Campesinas, the first national farmworker women's rights group.

In 2011, former US President Barack Obama designated March "Women's History Month".

We have had a look at the history behind the day, what will be taking place to celebrate it and why it is still relevant in 2018.

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