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What is International Women's Day?

10 March 2018

In honor of International Women's Day 2018, today, the Office of the First Lady announces Mrs. Melania Trump's participation in the 2018 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Celebration scheduled for Wednesday, March 21.

And in Washington D.C. observance of International Women's day will include the International Women's Day Forum, along with rallies outside the White House and Capitol Building.

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The neoliberal policies and reactionary political forces that are the main obstacle to equality for women, are also responsible for the worldwide assault on the rights and dignity of workers.

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The powerful lyrics of Helen's Reddy's I am Woman belted out more than four decades ago still reverberate around the globe today just as it did at the height of the feminist movement in the 1970's. They are receptionists, secretaries, appointment clerks, wait staff, laundresses, housekeepers, retail sales and much more. Collectively, they are fighting for education and protection from violence and oppression in the face of the patriarchic system.

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What if none of them worked today?

The suppression of women's rights does not affect only women, it affects the entire society.

Some could argue that it's been that way so long that it just naturally happens.

"We celebrate today the power of activism to bring change for all women, their solidarity and the sisterhood of humanity", added the senior United Nations official.

Young girls would like to gain more encouragement from women already in the technology industry - as diversity advocate and president of TechUK Jacqueline De Rojas has repeated many many times: "You can't be what you can't see".

To close the day a raffle draw was held with gifts from the event sponsors, Olori Cosmetics, Zaron Cosmetics Limited, Shredder Gang, A Thousand Reasons Confectionaries, Bodyline Fitness & Gym Limited, Kinabuti, ShugaPlum Concepts.

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March is "Women's Month".

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.

She states: "There are a lot of incredible women working hard for gender parity, but the reality is that there are more men called David running FTSE 100 companies than there are women".

After many years as a socialist holiday, International Women's Day was finally accepted as a holiday by the United Nations in 1975. This would not only protect their human rights, but also bring considerable economic benefits. The current gun control debate stemming from the latest pointless school massacre is an example.

The overwhelming themes emerging are that our women are strong, tenacious, intelligent, compassionate, relentless, fearless and resourceful.

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What is International Women's Day?