Hucklebeary Celebrates Grand Re-Opening, International Women's Day
Mar 10 2018 by Lorena Waters
International Women's Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations.Getty ImagesThursday is International Women's Day, which celebrates the ongoing movement for women's rights.
High profile figures of course took part, with everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon to Barack Obama and Emma Watson using their platforms to highlight the importance of the global day.
International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8 March.
Days like this are important for shining a light on the issues now faced by half of the population, and in the Year of the Woman it's becoming impossible to ignore the fact that women are still not equal to men in many parts of the world.
In her message for the Day, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women explained that this year's theme captured the life of the women activists whose passion and commitment had brought change over generations and won women's rights.
Through these and many other initiatives, we seek to empower women of all backgrounds to achieve their economic potential and shape our world.
"UN is pleased and proud to be collaborating with Bahrain Women Union and other participating bodies to celebrate the global women's day", Head of UN Information Centre (UNIC) Samir Al Darabi told DT News. It has sent a message that women don't have to accept unacceptable treatment.
Women in Manila, Philippines used International Women's Day to "denounced President Rodrigo Duterte as among the worst violators of women's rights in Asia", according to the NYT, where hundreds protested in Plaza Miranda handing out roses to the mothers, sisters and widows of those suspected of drug offenses who were killed under Duterte's new drug crackdown.
TV shows and movies have started to focus on more and more women in powerful positions.
Others agreed, with another user, Resistance Mia tweeting, 'You have no self-awareness whatsoever. With the help of the remarkable companies and advisory partners, we are to change the future of the workplace so that gender equality is a core value for all successful businesses. The report further says that 100 restaurants got special packaging, crew shirts, hats and bag stuffers so as to celebrate the day.
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.
An event in Toronto will honour Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his work in promoting gender equality.