Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Cooper: Women's Day spotlights need to refocus on goals

Cooper: Women's Day spotlights need to refocus on goals

Following that meeting, which was attended by women from all over the world, International Women's Day was marked for the first time on March 19 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911. For 2018, the UN's theme is: "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's life".

This year, International Women's Day is being celebrated under the theme #PressforProgress, a strong call to unite, think, act and be gender inclusive.

"They are encouraging men and women to #PressforProgress and the University of Southern Queensland's Alumni Network, with the support of local businesses, is answering the call".

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It's you who are making the difference in so many lives - And I am one of them.

IWD is a United Nations-sanctioned global holiday that aims to celebrate women's contributions to society and raise awareness to the areas of society that need to improve to reach gender equality.

"This year in Trinidad and Tobago, we recognise and celebrate the fact that we are on the cusp of creating history as the country awaits the inauguration of our first female Head of State, Justice Paula-Mae Weekes".

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She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands.

Many students in schools and other educational settings participate in special lessons, debates or presentations about the importance of women in society, their influence, and issues that affect them. On March 8, 1908, 15,000 women, garment workers, marched through the Lower East Side of New York City, demanding better working conditions and fairer wages, according to The Sun.

Te Papa will host the flagship event on Thursday inaugurating the anniversary, which is a panel discussion with inspirational women who have made significant contributions to furthering the rights of women and girls. This can be anything from a chill night in watching some of the aforementioned shows on Netflix to a full-out party, complete with girl power throwback hits like "No Scrubs" by TLC and "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyonce. (Designed by Nidhi Mishra/The Indian Express) International Women's Day: Women can do precisely everything men can. It was then agreed upon that it would be recognised each year to promote equal rights for women and women's voting rights. We will continue to work with security forces to increase the number of females recruited into the security agencies and deployed in peace missions.

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