Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment

McDonald's flips its golden arches to make a statement NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment
Andrew Cummings | 10 March, 2018, 00:54

In what has been an extraordinary year for women by many accounts, International Women's Day was celebrated in style for the female journalists and staff at Africanews.

The celebration comes with different themes yearly to guide women across the world.

Against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry for women's rights, the commemoration sought to transform this momentum into action, to advance women's voice, participation and leadership towards the achievement of gender equality and the 2030 Agenda. There are women who are independent and fearless, and others who are smart and cunning.

Young girls would like to gain more encouragement from women already in the technology industry - as diversity advocate and president of TechUK Jacqueline De Rojas has repeated many many times: "You can't be what you can't see".

Today we acknowledge the tremendous contribution of all our stakeholders, donors, United Nations agencies, foreign missions, non-government organisations, civil society and male champions for your commitment towards the realisation of gender equality and the empowerment of our Fijian women.

"Access to justice remains an issue too". We're no longer going to be harassed. It is women who always have to take care of their children, parents and siblings. Cases like these are left out and are a cause of concern to the stakeholders' council.

Delivering her keynote address, Laure Beaufils commended the NSE for setting out a day like this to celebrate women.

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The day is often marked around the world with performances, talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches.

Kevin Courtney, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union, added: "Our members will continue to challenge sexist stereotypes in the classroom; the National Education Union will challenge unlawful discrimination in pay decisions".

The UN chief stressed the need for transparency and accountability if women are to reach their full potential to lift up communities, societies and economies. We have to fight for the recognition we deserve and work hard to fend for our families.

Ms Memory Magaya (32), of Florida, Mutare had this to say: "This is an important day for women because it empowers us to be recognised as people in society".

"UN is pleased and proud to be collaborating with Bahrain Women Union and other participating bodies to celebrate the worldwide women's day", Head of UN Information Centre (UNIC) Samir Al Darabi told DT News.

While the theme this year is progress, women should not forget last year's #BeBoldforChange theme.

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