Set timeline for Gender Equality Act: WAO

After surveying more than 22,000 working women and men with a college education in 34 countries Accenture identified 40 factors that influence advancement of women in the workplace. The company then narrowed the list to 14

The nonprofit Unchained At Last reports that girls who are married at age 18 or younger are 50% more likely to drop out of school, more likely to earn low wages and are three times more likely to be beaten by their spouses than those who marry as an adult.

How are you celebrating the ladies in your life today? At the Second International Conference of Women held in Copenhagen-which was attended by women from 17 countries, who represented unions, socialist parties, and working women's clubs-German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed an "International Woman's Day" to take place the following year.

In commemorating the day, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) urged women urged the government to implement policies that will promote the inclusiveness of women in politics and governance of the country. On this day the world unites to appreciate their courage to cross all the hurdles and make such tremendous improvement in all most all the spheres of life. The theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress. "Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world". She met with other women in Los Angeles and became one of the most active and outspoken members of the #TimesUp movement to end sexual harassment and discrimination at work.

International Women's day has occurred every 8 March since the early 1900's and celebrates women's achievements, whilst also calling for gender equality.

Though International Women's Day is observed globally, it's not an official holiday in all countries.

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Like Canada , it pointed out that any negotiations over these tariffs are separate from the ongoing NAFTA talks. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a frequent Trump critic, said he would introduce legislation to nullify the tariffs .

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a statement on the occasion, said: "We are at a pivotal moment for women's rights".

When is International Women's Day? "Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals means progress for all women, everywhere", he stressed.

The ways to honor International Women's Day are endless, and people all over the globe take a variety of different approaches to honoring the day. You can find International Women's Day events near you on their site. The year before, Emma Watson debuted a new emoji for the #HeForShe campaign.

In March 2017, the U.N. Women also decried the gender pay gap the "biggest robbery in history".

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