10 'Leading Ladies' to celebrate on International Women's Day

Amanda Ramirez  File
Amanda Ramirez File

10 March, 2018

The occasion, which has been celebrated for over 100 years, honors the achievements of women in social, economic, cultural and political spheres, as well as calling for action to achieve gender equality.

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.

Manicaland gender council chairperson Miss Barbra Vhengedza said the province should look at various initiatives to eliminate sexual harassment and gender based violence, among other vices haunting women. Happy women's day to every virtuous and incredible woman, your presence is inexpressible in few words and so are your deeds.

The origins of International Women's Day dates back to 1910 with the International Socialist Woman's Conference suggesting the event take place on March 8. My late mother, lovely wife and sisters are very important women in my life who have in no little measure played significant roles in making me a better person and also supported me through thick and thin, and inspired me to greater heights. The dynamic illustrations featured on their site - that depict these women's power so beautifully - were created by designer Candice Massaria.

The White House released a statement from President Donald Trump on Thursday for International Women's Day.

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These fierce females - all activists and political pioneers - were and are our Wonder Women.

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 United Nations theme for the day was The Time is Now, recognizing the activism that is changing women's lives and that which is still needed.

Ensuring women have equal rights has nothing to do with the ridiculous suggestion that women are out to become superior to men.

IWD has developed into a formally recognised day by the United Nations and is today celebrated around the world.

International Women's Day for Aussie Journalist Sylvia Jeffreys was all about giving thanks to the women who have empowered her - her sister and her mum. "Here is a sobering thought", she said. "You already have indexes so you can invest in companies that are leading by women or have more women on their board of directors, so I'm quite sure that is the route we'll go down".

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