Design world celebrates International Women's Day

Saul Bowman
March 10, 2018

The day is also a call to action through events large and small focusing on equality.

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

The first IWD was first held on February 28, 1909, in NY, but March 8, was suggested by the 1910 International Women's Conference (IWC) to become the International Women's Day.

Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by member states, in accordance with their historical and national tradition.

"We celebrate today the power of activism to bring change for all women, their solidarity and the sisterhood of humanity", added the senior United Nations official.

Young women take part in the Women's March against Violence as part of International Women's Day, on March 8 in Milan, Italy.

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman".

Marches and demonstrations are taking place around the world on Thursday to mark International Women's Day.

Barbados and the Caribbean can be justifiably proud of the achievements of its girls and women.

Others agreed, with another user, Resistance Mia tweeting, 'You have no self-awareness whatsoever.

A concerted effort across all sectors of our economy is necessary if we are to truly progress in our quest for gender equality.

Topics such as career development for women, coaching and networking and issues important to women in the workplace were discussed by panellists and explored in workshops and presentations by high profile local and visiting speakers from diverse spheres.

Let's celebrate this day by giving recognition to the role of women in society, and highlighting opportunities for the often untapped potential of women to the socio-economic agenda and their competence as leaders.

One question continued to pop up: When will we have gender equality?

It calls us, first, to recognize that women suffer disproportionately from every aspect of capitalist exploitation and oppression, from poverty and austerity to environmental degradation and imperialism-just as they have borne the brunt of inequality in every class-based society.

"Increasing the level of women participation in politics and creating an enabling environment for women to participate in politics by economic empowerment and adequate education of women for political participation" Abiola Akiode, head of WARDC said.

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