Political will and gender equality

Posted March 10, 2018

Women around the world are staging protests to highlight gender inequality and the sexual harassment and discrimination they face on International Women's Day (8 March).

Women's representation, Guterres said, in national parliaments stands, on average, at less than one quarter, and in boardrooms, it is even lower. Everywhere, women are saying "The Time is Now".

Feminist groups in Spain are leading a "domestic strike" in which women aren't spending any money and avoiding all household cores for the day.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to present Best Picture at Oscars
In January, the Academy unveiled a new set of guidelines to better prevent against a mix-up happening again. This year, he said, the Academy's accounting company told him that their focus would be on the envelopes.

RS Components celebrated International Women's Day yesterday with a range of activities at its Corby headquarters to inspire people to press for gender parity.

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". The dynamic illustrations featured on their site - that depict these women's power so beautifully - were created by designer Candice Massaria.

These developments and others give this year's observance of International Women's Day (IWD) more meaning. Because we are not giving the next generation of women the tools and resilience they need to continue making progress and breaking glass ceilings.

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks Stephen Hawking: What happened before the Big Bang?
Inside this speck, the laws of physics and time as we know them cease to function, and time as we understand it did not exist. Instead, time and space extend from this singular point in time, like the degrees of latitude on the planet Earth.

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

The United Nations theme for the day was The Time is Now, recognizing the activism that is changing women's lives and that which is still needed. Women and men alike.

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman". 'On March 21, I will be at the @StateDept to present the #WomenOfCourage award to some extraordinary women'. "Because education is the catalyst for the development of the individual and the nation".

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem in May
Morales, an evangelical Christian, thanked President Trump for his leadership in declaring that the US Embassy would move. Security Council resolution in the same year after Israel passed a law calling the whole of Jerusalem its capital.

Ellyn Shook, Accenture's chief leadership and human resources officer, said many companies today are working hard to get more women to the C-suite and into the workforce, but are coming up short because they're not focusing on their overall culture. It celebrates the world achievements of women in the fields of economy, politics and society. The recent case of a six year-old girl who was raped, but did not receive the justice she was looking for shows that we still have a long way to access justice. Women are still lagging behind their male counterparts when it comes to the issue of pay and are more likely then men to live in poverty.