Women's Day: Activism, Advocacy Of Women Bearing Fruit

After surveying more than 22,000 working women and men with a college education in 34 countries Accenture identified 40 factors that influence advancement of women in the workplace. The company then narrowed the list to 14

The Zimbabwean-American actress and Tony Award-winning playwright says she was thankful to be handed the role of Okoye, who had nobility and put the needs of her country and people first.

The actress shared a powerful anecdote about meeting women in Liberia who had inspired her and who had survived violence, at a United Nations panel for International Women's Day in New York City on Thursday. The occasion picked up more momentum when a series of worldwide human rights conventions were adopted and applied, on the top of which was the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on December 18, 1979. On this day the world unites to appreciate their courage to cross all the hurdles and make such tremendous improvement in all most all the spheres of life.

Meanwhile, Secretary for Gender Balancing and Youth Development of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Ms Christiana Ojo advised Nigerian women not to get carried away with the celebration that comes with the day but to discuss, chart a new course and devise practical solutions to challenges women face in the society.

"When I've sat in the presence of women and girls that have gone through things that I couldn't even begin to imagine, all of them said to me no one had ever asked what had happened to them". Worldwide women's day is all about being aware of the fact that each individual has to work in their own way for changing face of the society.

All over the world, women have rallied for their rights this March 8.

She noted advocacy was necessary until all the barriers which denied women equal opportunity and mobility in the workplace and the labour market were eliminated. "We are no longer going to be mistreated, or discriminated against, or paid less money".

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McDonald's turned their iconic arches upside down for International Women's Day.

"Today we come together in recognition of women at home & around the globe", she tweeted.

When will gender equality be achieved?

Mary Alison McLean, representative UN Women Multi Country Office for the Caribbean also spoke to the need for female empowerment in the business world.

"Today we must commit anew to this most important and critical of tasks". The trade union report also pointed out that gap between men's and women's gross weekly earnings has remained relatively consistent for at least two decades, from 1997 to 2017.

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