International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality

International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality

On this auspicious day of International Women Day while marking the day with respect for both man and woman alike who stood for equality, transparency and progress of our women folk across the globe, let us open space for introspection and let us embrace and support our woman to come out and be agents of change for our society. As well funding an £8.5m domestic violence service in the capital, we're also working with Transport for London and the police on the ground-breaking Project Guardian partnership - which encourages women to report sexual offences that take place on the capital's transport network so they can be thoroughly investigated and offenders brought to justice. The rich struggle and movement for women's rights have shaped the history of women's day as we know it today.

A great way to introduce younger kids to Women's Day is to start off the day with an age appropriate story about an influential girl or woman.

That being said, there are achievements to celebrate, and a number of events are happening across the city on Thursday (March 8) for International Women's Day. The day is also a call to action through events large and small focusing on equality.

While fight many social battles, and one day can not be seen as a true celebration really, but change often just starts with one.

Different organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes, including rallies, discussions and cultural events, to mark the day.

Internationally, purple is a colour that symbolizes women.

If roses were black and violets were brown, my love for you would never be found, but roses are red and violets are blue, all I want to say is "Happy women's day to you".

In Atlanta, the Women's Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon and roundtable on the "state of the woman".

On Sunday, thousands of people joined a march in central London calling for gender equality and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of female enfranchisement.

"This day recognises the importance of women's existence and motivates them for future achievements", Ms Khan said.

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Here's the events going on in the United Kingdom and how to celebrate if you're in London. Limerick, Ireland, will host a women in film series.

"It's hard to say exactly when IWD began" says the Daily Telegraph. The theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress.

The two universities will debate on two Gender Equality propositions: 'How women and girls can achieve equality in Liberia'. The team boycotted the national finals until a deal was struck.

What is the day's history?

Women's Day was first observed on February 28, 1909 in NY.

Yes. It takes place each year on 19 November each year and is celebrated in 60 countries around the world. At 1910 International Woman's Conference, March 8 was suggested to be observed as "International Woman's Day".

Is there an International Men's Day?

International Men's Day is an annual event celebrated on November 19 in more than 60 countries.

As well as focusing on men's and boy's health, it is also aimed at improving gender relations and highlighting positive male role models.

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