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Today is International Women's Day: the Date's History and Mission

09 March 2018

It's a day to celebrate women's achievements and to push for equality, because even in our advanced nation, women still earn only 80 cents for every $1 a man earns.

Similar to the LEED certification for environmentally-friendly building design, consumers will then be able to identify companies certified as supportive of gender equality. As we mark International Women's Day, we remain committed to the worthwhile mission of enhancing women's leadership in the world and building a stronger America for all. Guterres called the issue of empowerment the greatest human rights challenge of our time. Many have also used the day to further draw attention to the wage gap, while others protested photoshopping and unrealistic standards for women created by society.

Be Bold Seattle will also host an International's Women Day speaker event March 8 at 5:30 Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

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The cultural programme included traditional dances, traditional musical activities, or for that matter providing a platform for aspiring women entrepreneurs. "They are insisting on lasting change".

Hundreds of women held street plays and marched in India to highlight domestic violence, sexual attacks and discrimination in jobs and wages on International Women's Day.

Office workers, school teachers and sex workers were among those participating in the two-kilometre march, which ended near Parliament. "But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength".

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Events will be taking place across the United Kingdom and worldwide to celebrate the achievements of women and inspire others.

"We should not throw away the opportunities and freedom being given to us and work towards making a change", said co-founder and CEO, Bent Chair, Natasha Jain. The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)'s 2016 survey reported that 69 percent of design practitioners are women (out of 87,000), but only 25 percent of those women are firm principals.

This year, the United Nation Women declared the International Women's Day campaign theme to be, "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives", supporting gender parity.

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"We can only imagine that our girls, their parents, the Chibok community who are living this harsh reality are praying that every day should be their last day in captivity".

Today is International Women's Day: the Date's History and Mission