Political will and gender equality

Glen Norman
March 11, 2018

International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

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.

According to Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women is working with the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh to document some of the human rights abuses Rohingya women and girls have endured.

But while we wait to see the impact of these behind the scenes changes, it has actually been a hugely successful year for women and cinema anyway. "We are no longer going to be mistreated, or discriminated against, or paid less money".

In Hollywood, many top-earning actresses have called attention to women's issues in the modern age, especially in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the ensuing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

To Press for Progress is to encourage women and girls to pursue STEM education; at a time when studies have shown that only 28% of girls are into STEM. Women, he says, have already taken on leadership at parish and diocesan level, but one place where they have a less prominent role is in the Vatican. "In all cultures, women are never believed or taken seriously when they complain about any form of harassment - in fact, [in many cultures] they do not even have words for it". Next month, they will host the WOW - Women of the World - one day Festival. "From our Brooklyn office and passionate store teams to local makers and artisans around the world, I'm thankful to work alongside women who inspire, lead and innovate our brand every day". "In different countries, depending on what is possible for us to do in a particular country, we'll focus on more than one aspect of women's empowerment".

"When women are in charge", he said. Women comprise only 13.5 percent of seats in the SC state legislature, the third lowest representation in the country, even though women make up 51 percent of the state's general population.

"Today we must commit anew to this most important and critical of tasks".

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