Zim celebrates International Women's day

A group of female employees outside the Shire of Mundaring Administration Centre

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When we bring this home to Fiji, today is a day when we as a nation can celebrate the achievements of our Fijian women in whatever sphere of life they may be active in.

Women's day was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, until the United Nations began in 1975 celebrating March 8th as International Women's Day during International Women's Year. Trudeau will receive the 2018 Catalyst for Change Award and deliver remarks at the equal voice International Women's Day luncheon. Since then, it has seen larger celebrations around the world.

"There is a lot to fight for: Engage!" In Cambodia, women do as much as 10 times the unpaid care and domestic work as men while the corresponding figure for Bhutan is 1.8.

"We believe that the society can only move forward if we are promoting equality in all the sectors and we call everyone to put in the effort to promote equality", stressed Al Darabi.

"We commend the women who spoke out in the International Criminal Court where their testimonies have held to account those who used rape as a weapon of war", Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka asserted.

A strike organized by the Women's Strike Assembly U.K. via social media is taking place in England - "Today #WeStrike!"

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"I loved being part of a team of women at the top of their game, working all together for the first time on one flight, to get it ready and away on time for our customers", she added.

Currently, International Women's Day is still considered an official holiday in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Every year on March 8 [VIDEO], #women all around the world reminisce about the powerful women who have shaped them: their mothers, grandmothers, celebrities, politicians, anyone. Collectively, they are fighting for education and protection from violence and oppression in the face of the patriarchic system.

"The International Women's Day is a critical calendar event that we should all embrace and abide by its ideals as Manicaland".

Over the past year, my Administration has championed the creation of global initiatives to promote women's economic empowerment.

The theme for this year's International Women's Day is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives" with the Campaign Theme of #PressforProgress.

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