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Happy International Women's Day - Here's The Official Theme

08 March 2018

As minister of gender affairs, I am pleased to add my voice to the chorus of a rapidly increasing congregation [that] is valiantly championing the cause of our women.

The latest figures from the TUC reveal the average woman in the United Kingdom earns 18% less than her male counterparts each year. IFAD is an worldwide financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome - the UN's food and agriculture hub.

This new initiative is one of many things I'm doing to tackle violence against women and girls. Men with 11 and more years of experience earned 25% higher median wages than women.

"If the interests and needs of rural women and girls are addressed, there is significant potential for information and communication technology to foster gender equality and the improvement of rural livelihoods". This must change, and to be sure, the crusade for change continues.

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On International Women's Day, we talk about women empowerment, women rights, violence against women, empowering rural women etc. and now this year they have come up with an incredible theme #PressForProgress, which means gender equality. It is a theme [that] is most appropriate and fitting as it evokes a sense of urgency. "These kinds of sexist approaches are against our culture, history and the dynamics of our social life", read a written statement from the Presidential Office to mark International Women's Day.

The first of this series of interviews will be released on 8 March 2018, and a weekly update thereafter - so please stay posted through our daily newsletter, HR Bulletin. Women are not asking for more than men, they are not a threat to men in the job market and it is time for the proverbial "man's club" to close the doors and open the "equality club". On the 17, we will have a Bike-A-Thon/Walk-A-Thon from the Villa Grounds through the streets of Charlestown to Pinney's Beach and back.

History of International Women's DayInternational Women's Day, or IWD as it is shortened, can be traced back to the time when about 15,000 women in NY marched the city asking for suffrage rights, shorter work hours and a better pay.

On the 23, we ask everyone to rally with us through the streets of Charlestown to the Villa Ground, where you will be treated to live and enriching performances with powerful messages and uplifting themes.

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Commenting on women hiring after maternity bill, Surabhi Joshi, Head HR at Bacardi India told BW, "In cases of maternity leave, or extended leave due to personal emergency, we leverage this as an opportunity for others to step up into the role and learn more about it; thereby up-scaling and up-skilling their skill set to best deliver the anticipated results and make most of the opportunity".

We, therefore, continue to call on more men, specifically, men in male dominated fields to #PressforProgress and become advocates of the quest for gender equality.

This theme surely conveys an idea and make a move towards the gender equality among individuals. So, it is time to have equality among the masses. She said: "While we have made great strides and we have had good results, we can not rest until we see that our young women and our ladies are treated fairly from the home to the boardroom".

Arvind Kajaria, Founder of, says, "Pamper her, express your love and exuberance, celebrate her existence in your life".

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Happy International Women's Day - Here's The Official Theme