Zim celebrates International Women's day

Zim celebrates International Women's day

"And so the time is now to change it", said Guterres.

But while International Women's Day is a call for celebration, it also "marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity", according to the International Women's Day website.

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. Around the world, women and girls are calling out the abusive behavior and discriminatory attitudes they face everywhere and all the time.

"March 8, International Women's Day, has always been my favorite day in March because of the symbolic and political significance of women's struggles for equality and human rights".

Women play an important role in the development and progress of our respective communities and the nation as a whole; however their contribution is often not fully recognised due to the unequal gendered power structures that permeate through the fabric of our society often discriminating against women.

Enjoy as she tells us what the opportunity to do a job that is traditionally male-dominated in Nigeria means to her. There are more girls in school than ever before.

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He pointed out that United Nations had now reached gender parity for the first time in his senior management team, adding "I am determined to achieve this throughout the Organisation".

I rise in this Honorable House today, as Minister with the portfolio of Gender Affairs, to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women and girls locally and internationally.

There is overwhelming evidence that investing in women is the most effective way to lift communities, companies and countries.

Mr. Speaker, the global theme for International Women's Day 2018, is, the "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "What we see today is a remarkable gathering of strength among women all over the world, demonstrating the power of speaking with one voice".

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