Massive strike set for tomorrow as the world marks International Women's Day

Tracy FergusonMar 08, 2017

Originally called International Working Women's Day, the International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. However, it got the nod of the United Nations in 1975, and since then the UN has created a theme each year to celebrate the achievements of women and send a strong and powerful message on gender equality.

This year, the organizers of the Women's March on Washington have called for a day of action called, "A Day Without a Woman".

She says in 2014 on the eve of International Women's Day, the Bainimarama Government launched the first ever National Gender Policy, which further localizes this priority in ensuring that women's issues and concerns are mainstreamed into government policies and programs.

In Portland, there are a variety of ways people can participate in International Women's Day and/or A Day Without a Woman.

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"While women are encouraged to strike, we realized that supporting women-owned businesses might be fruitful in our communities", Hopps said.

The Minister has also invited persons to share photos on social media of themselves wearing purple in order to bring even more attention to the cause and IWD 2017.

Mukherjee also praised Indian women, saying the "incomparable compassion, tolerance and hard work" of generations of them has "made an invaluable contribution to the development and progress of our country".

How large the International Women's Strike will be is hard to tell, but organizers say planning is underway in more than 50 cities in the US and 30 countries around the world.

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NY magazine's The Cut will be running old articles on Wednesday but has also published an article that lays out some of the potential outcomes of striking when done properly. For her, the protest isn't even primarily about women.

From 12 to 1pm on March 8th, Bermuda will celebrate International Women's Day and raise awareness of Women's Rights with a peaceful one mile walk. Co-founder Kiki Louya said they chose that number because, on average, women make 20 cents less then their male counterparts.

"By giving a woman opportunity, putting her in the right position for her to proof herself, it means you have given her the platform to discover and maximise her potential to rise above all challenges".

He disclosed that, "denying the rights of women and girls is not only wrong in itself; it has a serious social and economic impact that holds us all back". In some countries especially in rural areas and villages, women still stick to homes only by putting valueless ethics on them.

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