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International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality

08 March 2018

Each year International Women's Day sees thousands of events global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings and more.

Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started. I have never had anyone in Canada or the United States wish me a Happy International Women's Day.

Close to half of all those who took part in the study think giving women equal rights has reached a peak.

Violence against women and children is a "crime against humanity", President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, marking March 8 International Women's Day.

- Melinda Gates, co-founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationNot only on the occasion of International Women's Day you should know that you are awesome every single day.

Get ready for Google Lens, Android users!
As long as you own a Google Pixel , Pixel XL , Pixel 2 , or Pixel 2 XL , Google already has system images available for download. This is no doubt thanks to Apple and the manufacturers of Android devices who are choosing to copy that design feature.

We can attest to many women featuring in powerful positions. Women who have been abused and who have faced inequality are being believed. Activities included a panel discussion on "Women and Economic Empowerment" with Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland to India, Bhagyashri Dengle, Executive Director, Plan India along with Nisha, a member of Plan India's Banking on Change project. Women's representation in national parliaments stands, on average, at less than one quarter, and in boardrooms it is even lower.

The extraordinary potential of women and girls as advocates is evident all around us, and today reminds us that we are not alone in the fight for equality.

To mark women's advancement, Reclaim the Agenda has compiled, with funding from the Heritage Lottery fund, a website and booklet called A Century of Women, focussing on women from each decade from 1900 to 2000. On this day we express our love and gratitude to the women who make difference in our lives.

Economic researcher Dr Leonora Risse said the findings challenge the prevailing assumption that the best way to improve gender equality in the workplace is to encourage women to become more assertive.

Equality for women is, in the long run, good for both men and women's advancement. And, we agree. Yes, there are still issues regarding the pay gap across different industries but with the rise of movements like #MeToo and Time's Up, International Women's Day can tackle these problems as well. However, in the following year in Europe, women held protests and rallies around or on 8 March.

Street party fees waived for royal wedding celebration
She is set to appear at the Commonwealth Day Service on March 12 with the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth. While the cost of the dress suits the stature of a prince's wife, we hope Meghan's dress lives up to its billing.

Liverpool: Women Are My Sisters, Not My Competition on 8th March, where women from all walks of life come together to network.

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.

What is this year's theme?

This week, we might consider supporting a charity such as Haven Society or the Island Crisis Care Society's More Room for Hope campaign to expand Samaritan House.

"Would Like To See BJP Reaction": Chandrababu Naidu On Pulling Ministers
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu directed TDP ministers Ashok Gajapathi Raju and YS Chowdary to resign as Union Ministers. He requested the BJP government to honour and implement all the provisions made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality