Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

Emmeline Pankhurst in London 1912

It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. On March 8, 1908, 15,000 women, garment workers, marched through the Lower East Side of New York City, demanding better working conditions and fairer wages, according to The Sun.

Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started.

The motive behind observing this day is to provide information to the people about women rights and highlight their importance in the society.

Following that meeting, which was attended by women from all over the world, International Women's Day was marked for the first time on March 19 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911. With the support of you, our stakeholders, I am confident that 2018 will serve as yet another memorable instalment of progress, where we didn't just give token recognition to our women, but we were able to positively impact and transform women's lives.

However, we will not lose focus on the huge amount there is still to do to ensure that women aren't discriminated against due to their gender.

Ms Beck says what should be a really exciting time for women has been tarnished with serious allegations of sexual harassment occurring in legal workplaces.

In 2014, the then home secretary Theresa May unveiled the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme to coincide with International Women's Day.

"We are at a pivotal moment for women's rights".

On this International Women's Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a world in which women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, and one where all women and girls are treated and respected as equals.

The campaign theme continues all year with March 8 simply the kickoff for the campaign.

It's you who are making the difference in so many lives - And I am one of them. The day is also a call to action through events large and small focusing on equality. It connects women's struggles to the UN's sustainable development goals and states that: "International Women's Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities".

Since the early 1990s the number of women admitted as lawyers has exceeded men, but it's only in the past few years that women lawyers have closed the gap. However, in the following year in Europe, women held protests and rallies around or on 8 March.

Have a great Women's Day 2017. However, 40% of women do feel that men are allies of gender equality only in private because they fear being judged by their other male peers or simply don't know what to do around these issues (40%).

What is this year's theme?

There is still much work to be done to come close to achieving gender equality for the women and men of the Pacific.

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