International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress

  • International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress

International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress

The day in 1909 was marked informally with marches and actions until 1914, when International Working Women's Day was declared for March 8 of that year, a Sunday, so more women could participate.

There is more to International Women's Day than fancy discounts and eating out.

This, she added, was a sign of the need for TT to pay attention to women's issues and lives and the multiple areas that are relevant to women's rights.

If roses were black and violets were brown, my love for you would never be found, but roses are red and violets are blue, all I want to say is "Happy women's day to you".

On this International Women's Day, remember that as a woman, all life spring from you.

Once you've finished learning about some strong female role models, asking each child to write a short essay about a woman they admire can be a fun follow-up activity.

People take part in a Women's March in Jakarta on March 3, 2018.

In 2011, former US President Barack Obama designated March "Women's History Month". The day is observed with a different theme each year and this year, the theme is to #PressforProgress. Internationally, the Commission supports projects fostering the rights of women who experienced gender-based violence, including sexual violence, in developing countries and in humanitarian crises.

Across the 28 European member States, the vast majority of jobs for ICT specialists in 2016 were held by men; the share of ICT specialists that were women was 16.7 %, some 5.8 percentage points less than a decade before. The day includes rallies, performances, networking events and marches that take place all over the world. The UN states, "The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in NY, where women protested against working conditions".

Following on from last year's IWD programming schedule which was well received by audiences, ABC programs across television and radio will be presented by all women line-ups on Thursday.

What this effectively does is that retaining women suddenly becomes a far more expensive proposition for employers. This will be the first ever monument of a woman to stand there, and the first statue in Parliament Square created by a woman - Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing OBE. The website reads: "We can't be complacent".

Today I am heartened to see that the commitment and dedication to this work in the Pacific continues to escalate with more new initiatives evolving to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors.

What events are taking place in the United Kingdom for International Women's Day?

There's curently a strong call to action to press forward and progress gender parity. In accordance with the United Nations, it's a day when females are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. He also said there was " ... still much room for improvement".