If we truly want to give International Women's Day meaning and continue to Press for Progress, we must act.
She posted a video to her song "Eagle When She Flies" on social media Thursday morning and wrote: "She's truly an eagle when she flies! Our campaign can and will change perceptions and realities of gender diversity and gender equality, and with partners like Manchester Airports Group, it's just a matter of time". The increasing worldwide movement of women, which has been reinforced by 4 global women's conferences of United Nations, has assisted make the celebration a main factor to build support for women's participation and rights in the economic and political realms. The recognition on March 8 comes with a call by female leaders to push gender parity worldwide. 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.
Women's day was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, until the United Nations began in 1975 celebrating March 8th as International Women's Day during International Women's Year.
"UN is pleased and proud to be collaborating with Bahrain Women Union and other participating bodies to celebrate the global women's day", Head of UN Information Centre (UNIC) Samir Al Darabi told DT News.
Through these and many other initiatives, we seek to empower women of all backgrounds to achieve their economic potential and shape our world.
Guterres declared that "gender inequality and discrimination against women harm us all", saying that gender equality "is not a favour to women", but a human rights issue in everyone's interests. Nearly 88 percent of women and girls in India use homemade alternatives, such as an old cloth, rags, hay, sand, or ash; and 63 million adolescent girls live in homes without toilets.
"While the representation of women in top leadership roles is on the rise, the process is indeed slow, limited to the dated approach of ticking the diversity box", said Kavita Mathur, People & Culture Leader, Grant Thornton Advisory Private Limited.
You can celebrate today by heading to a number of local events marking the occasion.