March 24, 2018

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British Airways celebrated International Women's Day (which is on March 8) by launching what airline representatives say is the United Kingdom's biggest all-female flight.

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.

More than 60 female employees from the airline gathered together on Monday, March 5 in celebration of International Women's Day 2018.

Legault focused on the social, political and economic status of women in the CARICOM region, with specific reference on poverty, gender-based violence and sexual harassment but noted steps were being taken "in the right direction" to address many of these issues.

Customers flying with the airline on International Women's Day on March 8 will also be able to watch the video of the journey during their flight. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others. Today is a day of action and a day for celebrating the achievements of women. Through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), we are working to improve access to capital for women entrepreneurs in the developing world.

On International Women's Day we must make a pledge to raise our voices to ensure women have a voice on all peace negotiations, education for their children, full medical services including maternal health, availability of medicines, and opportunities to start up SME's and opportunity for re-training to broaden skillsets.

Dame Abimbola Fashola, called on women to be their sister's keeper by encouraging, inspiring and uplifting others as they move up the ladder.

Women in ministryFr Luke also speaks about his experience serving as a deacon in the federal women's prison near Oakland in California, an all-female Catholic facility.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "India is moving from women development to women-led development". When women fall victims of insecurity like the recent serial murders in Entebbe, why do we see women-related rights bodies advocating for justice.

Today we acknowledge the tremendous contribution of all our stakeholders, donors, United Nations agencies, foreign missions, non-government organisations, civil society and male champions for your commitment towards the realisation of gender equality and the empowerment of our Fijian 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".

She credited feminist leaders, spotlighting Asma Jahangir of Pakistan and UN Women's Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa Jaha Dukureh of the Gambia for their powerful work.

"More women are doing paid work and in senior roles in the private sector, academia, politics and in worldwide organisations, including the United Nations", he said.

"We need to remove the barriers that stop women going into better paid, male-dominated professions, and we must improve pay for vital, but undervalued, jobs that are predominantly done by women", she said.

For one day, women danced, sang, marched, and chanted.

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