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International Women's Day 2018: Women's Day SMS, Facebook and WhatsApp Messages greetings!

07 March 2018

Today, for the first time, Tbilisi hosted a "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" event in celebration of International Women's Day 2018, emphasizing the importance of gender equality for economic growth and development.

It is fair to say the past year has been a tumultuous one in the struggle for women's rights.

To help chart a path for companies to hire, retain, and promote female employees, we joined more than 400 global business leaders and government representatives in Santiago, Chile, last week for the Fourth Global Forum on Business for Gender Equality. Girls' education attainment has dramatically improved because education is free for girls until university level. Locally, the theme is "Empowering Women and Girls in Science, Technology and Business".

Fundamentally, women are opening the doors to power and leadership for other women.

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Gender Equality and empowerment of women and girls are fundamental human rights.

This new initiative is one of many things I'm doing to tackle violence against women and girls. Our courts continue to fail survivors of sexual violence. The global gender pay gap is 23 percent, rising to 40 percent in rural areas.

A world where women in the same positions as their male counterparts earn far less than them, can't be considered equal.

There still is a long journey ahead.

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A 2013 European Commission study demonstrated that equal participation of women in Europe's ICT sector would contribute as much as £8bn to the European economy annually, and would provide a quick-win for addressing the exploding digital skills and job gap.

Interestingly, in present times, only a fifth of parliamentary seats are held by women and only 19 heads of state out of a possible 196 are women. It is so surreal that we are still having to fight for equality and equal pay. The recent conviction of the men who brutally raped and murdered Rupa previous year, and the speed with which the case was handled is an encouraging sign.

The significance of the UN's involvement is undeniable for countries in Latin America and for women's movements in that region.

Keynote speakers are the Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy and Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Administrator of the United Nations Fund for Development and Prime Minister of New Zealand - who will be in conversation with NCWNZ Chief Executive Dr Gill Greer. However, before expecting a change in the pay parity policy, attitudes of men and women need to shift for this to become a reality. Cultural norms prevent and limit expectations of what women can do or should do in society.

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Silvio Berlusconi's party is in alliance with the Northern League, which is led by far-right politician Matteo Salvini . As one of its leading members, Alessandro Di Battista, put it: "They're all going to have to come to speak to us".

They are women, hear them roar. That's why I've launched my campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity which will shine a light on gender inequality and try to drive change. We now know that sexual harassment and abuse have been thriving in workplaces, public spaces and private homes in countries that pride themselves on their record of gender equality.

International Women's Day 2018: Women's Day SMS, Facebook and WhatsApp Messages greetings!