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Sound and Music launches International Women's Day programme

08 March 2018, 01:41 | Frank Carlson

Otiko Djaba Gender Children and Social Protection Minister

Otiko Djaba Gender Children and Social Protection Minister

Despite women calling out (84 percent) safety as a key parameter while choosing a job and highlighting the lack of it as a top hindrance, about only half (48 percent) of the organisations take care of their safety if they were leaving late from work.

The Swiss labour market is the most discriminatory in Europe in terms of gender equality, according to British magazineThe Economist.

In August 1910, it was proposed in the "women's office" of the Socialist Democratic party of Germany that every year, International Women's Day be observed. This has changed only marginally since 1996, when the figures were 52% and 80%.

I wish you could see from my eyes how much you are one gem of a woman! Since the start of my tenure past year, I have set change in motion at United Nations headquarters, in our peacekeeping missions and in all our offices worldwide.

"When you look back in history, it's pioneering women like Emmeline Pankhurst who did things that were very unpopular to win the vote".

On March 8, I will receive countless messages from friends and colleagues in Cuba and Guatemala, two countries where I have spent a considerable amount of time and maintain close personal and professional relationships. Have you even paid attention to the modern woman and what she really does or is society so obtuse to notice?

He also talks about the stories of sexual violence that he heard, bringing home the reality of how women are treated differently and "are oppressed in every country in the world".

Billy Graham to be laid to rest after a final crusade
Graham, who preached to millions in person and through mass media televangelism, was being laid to rest at his Charlotte home. As his oldest son told the funeral congregation, "There weren't two Billy Grahams".

The European Commission is committed to stopping violence against women - in 2017 alone it made €15 million available to 12 national authorities and 32 grass roots projects aimed at preventing and combating violence against women.

The initiative - known as Clare's Law after Clare Wood who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009 - allows police to disclose information on request concerning a partner's track record of domestic violence or other aggressive acts. Sky News are marking today's 100th International Women's Day with an all female line-up. The theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress.

Ira Gupta, Head HR, Microsoft India told BW Businessworld, "Microsoft doubled the maternity leave for women employees to six months more than a year before the legislation came into place". In addition, this year the European Union has the leadership of the "Call to Action for Protection Against Gender-Based Violence", which brings together over 60 countries and organisations striving to ensure that gender-based violence is addressed in humanitarian crises.

There's curently a strong call to action to press forward and progress gender parity.

For a full list of events in your local area, check out the official International Women's Day website. The main objective of the day was to further women rights, suffrage rights in particular.

Yes. It takes place each year on 19 November each year and is celebrated in 60 countries around the world.

To help chart a path for companies to hire, retain, and promote female employees, we joined more than 400 global business leaders and government representatives in Santiago, Chile, last week for the Fourth Global Forum on Business for Gender Equality.

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