While women have proved themselves as fierce fighters, they are still called the “weaker sex” irrespective of the milestones they have achieved.
In 1910, a lady Clara Zetkin, leader of the “women’s office” for the Social Democratic Party in Germany tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day, suggesting every country celebrates women on one day every year to push for their demands. 1975 was a red-letter year in the history of IWD as the year was observed as the International Women’s Year by the United Nations. The battle may be old wherein women are fighting for their due space in every industry, for equal rights and for gender equality.
But serious obstacles remain if we are to address the historic power imbalances that underpin discrimination and exploitation.
What this effectively does is that retaining women suddenly becomes a far more expensive proposition for employers.
The Swiss labour market is the most discriminatory in Europe in terms of gender equality, according to British magazine The Economistexternal link.
The motive behind observing this day is to provide information to the people about women rights and highlight their importance in the society.
“There are many actions which are underway and there will be more to follow”. They extend to intimate partner violence, femicide, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.
This roundtable discussion at Fordham Law School (150 W. 62nd St.) features legal professionals from Harvard University, the United Nations and more.
“I recognize that this has not always been the case”.
‘I do not just mean men to change. “The gender gaps are much wider in advanced IT skills, tertiary education, employment and decision-making in the digital sector, with girls and women less likely to continue studying science and technology beyond the age of 15, enter or continue a career in ICT, reach specialist and managerial levels or start their own tech companies”. I am totally committed to zero tolerance of sexual harassment and have set out plans to improve reporting and accountability.
The release said as Ghana marked its 61st anniversary, it is time for the country to invest in women while seeking to achieve Agenda 2030 of the Sustainable Development Goals. Locally, the theme is “Empowering Women and Girls in Science, Technology and Business”. “There is also an increase of the disproportionate amount of abuse women suffer at the hands of others”.
Monster.com also carried out a Women of India Inc survey, capturing responses of about 5,500 working men/women.
“Such an investment is the most effective way to lift our communities, corporate environments, and even our country”. Activities included a panel discussion on “Women and Economic Empowerment” with Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland to India, Bhagyashri Dengle, Executive Director, Plan India along with Nisha, a member of Plan India’s Banking on Change project.
This situation brings up problems with regard to equal pay for men and women. Cultural norms prevent and limit expectations of what women can do or should do in society.