'Keep the bell ringing' for gender equality

Austin-area women take part in an International Women's Day event

Austin-area women take part in an International Women's Day event

The origins of International Women's Day dates back to 1910 with the International Socialist Woman's Conference suggesting the event take place on March 8. Looking at it objectively all these are issues that women continue to battle against nearly every day, with awareness and knowledge of these being abysmally poor.

This year's International Women's Day celebration forum focused on girl child marriage and education. "Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals means progress for all women, everywhere", he stressed.

Since the first IWD was celebrated exactly 110 years ago to press for women's right to vote, work and end gender discrimination, there's no mistaking that women have made admirable strides on virtually every front. Mrs. Trump will give remarks and present the International Women of Courage Award to an extraordinary group of women who have shown tremendous courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights around the world.

It is a day to commemorate the struggle for women's rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women.

This year, the United Nations theme for International Women's Day, is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

Sen. Kamala Harris took to Twitter to tell women that they are more powerful than they could ever know, and there is power in unity.

Blue Owl Brewing tap room manager Morgan Kelly works at the bar
Blue Owl Brewing tap room manager Morgan Kelly works at the bar

In the a year ago, we've seen movements such as the Women's March, #MeToo, and #TimesUp gain enormous ground, and we need to carry this momentum over into other areas in the fight for equality not just on a domestic level, but on a global scale.

Society has isolated the challenges women face as "women things".

The Centre, therefore, recommended that government applies the appropriate policies and measures to accelerate the realization of gender equality in Ghana. We have been involved with Women in ETFs in Ireland since 2015, it provides a valuable platform to expand your network, develop your ETF knowledge and more recently to engage a mentor through the mentorship programme, which has a strong Dublin presence.

Rural women, urban women, women in paid employment and those in the unpaid care economy - all women contribute in one way or another to nation building. Sometimes society sidelines us, but that should not deter us as women.

"Under the four pillars of our CSR program namely: Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment, we continue to seek ways to celebrate women and play our part in closing the gender gap".

As a young woman, it has been so incredibly powerful and inspirational to see numerous women I look up to fighting for their rights.

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