Manicaland celebrates International Women's Day

Manicaland celebrates International Women's Day

Manicaland celebrates International Women's Day

The first IWD was first held on February 28, 1909, in NY, but March 8, was suggested by the 1910 International Women's Conference (IWC) to become the International Women's Day.

Today is also a day for stakeholders to do what we can, as an institution, as an association, as a private entity or as an individual, towards the attainment of true gender equality.

The first International Women's Day was held on February 28, 1909, in the USA, according to a statement by the United States Socialist Party. According to the International Women's Day website, the World Economic Forum found that based on the current rate of change, true gender equality will not be achieved for at least 200 years.

Speaking at the event, Women in ETFs Australia liaison Daphne Van der Oord remarked on the rising number of stock exchanges around the world that were holding such bell-ringing ceremonies for the cause. The increasing worldwide movement of women, which has been reinforced by 4 global women's conferences of United Nations, has assisted make the celebration a main factor to build support for women's participation and rights in the economic and political realms. The day was soon embraced by socialists throughout the world and recognized by many communist countries, including the Soviet Union in 1917.

The Bring Back Our Girls #BBOG movement in Nigeria also seized the opportunity of the Women's Day to urge government to intensify its efforts in ensuring the release of the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls and recently kidnapped 110 Dapchi girls-pupils. "I think companies that have created a lot of women's programs are well-intentioned but what the research found is that they don't really help women accelerate their progress".

The small company of 40 employees is proud to share that 43% of its workforce is made up of women and furthermore 50% of their management team. "The sustainable approach is to empower women across Asia and the Pacific, in towns and the countryside". There are women who are independent and courageous, and others who are smart and cunning.

Why, for instance, does the print media relegate women's affairs to special pages rather than regard them as national issues that warrant space on the front pages. We are however anxious that despite all our efforts to reach out to community, incidences of gender based violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse of women and girls remain high in the province.

Women have been roaring loudly of late and thankfully the world has sat up and paid attention.

Why, for instance, were Womens's Day event yesterday organised by women and had majority women attendees?

This year it was celebrated against the backdrop of loud and impactful conversations on how to bridge the gender gap on income and ending sexual harassment.

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