Fighting Like Girls: International Women's Day 2018

Aaron Brown
March 10, 2018

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

"It's time to close the gender pay gap once and for all".

Journalist Lisa Wilkinson embraced International Women's Day sending a strong message on the the power of a united sisterhood.

The ASX held its fourth bell-ringing ceremony on International Women's Day yesterday in support of gender equality in conjunction with industry group Women in ETFs and female entrepreneur platform Head Over Heels.

Dawn Butler MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities said: "In 1970 Labour introduced the Equal Pay Act but almost 50 years later, women are still paid on average over 14 per cent less than men".

International Women's Day is a worldwide movement. "I think companies that have created a lot of women's programs are well-intentioned but what the research found is that they don't really help women accelerate their progress". Progress can not be made without action, and we can not declare victory until we have collectively secured equality for women in every single corner of the world.

These fierce females - all activists and political pioneers - were and are our Wonder Women.

This year's theme for International Women's Day is #PressforProgress.

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Quoting a recent Afrobarometer survey, CDD indicated that statistics had shown that a large majority (72%) of Ghanaians "agree" or "agree very strongly" that women should have the same chance of being elected to political office as men. Through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), we are working to improve access to capital for women entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Morocco will take part in the 62nd annual session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), according to a communiqué from the Ministry of Social Development, Family and Solidarity, as reported by MAP.

Guterres, however, regretted that over the next decade millions more girls would undergo genital mutilation and women's representation in parliaments stood at less than one quarter - and even lower in boardrooms.

"As people in public positions, we have the duty to mobilise on behalf of those who can't go on strike", she said.

My Administration is also supporting women in the United States by empowering them to continue driving the success of our Nation.

"We need WOW because women and men are still not equal in society, and around the world", said Maricka Oglesby.

"When women are in charge", he said.

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