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Malnutrition remains one of the most persistent barriers to women's empowerment, with millions of women and girls around the world eating least and last. Such gendered inequalities in nutritional access and opportunity compound the negative and cyclical effects of poverty and undercut development initiatives before they have a chance to succeed.
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This is a story of courage; this is a story of hope. It's a narrative about incredible women uniting for an important purpose. I think that's only appropriate on International Women's Day. It is also...
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The letter was appropriately signed on International Women's Day.
Norway ranks among the most gender-equal nations. Recently we reached a milestone in extending equal rights, opportunities and obligations to both men and women in a sector that men traditionally dominates - the Armed Forces. Last year Norway introduced universal conscription also for women.
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It wasn't until I moved to Edmonton a decade later that I understood the significance of this famous team, the Edmonton Commercial Graduates, or simply the Grads. I, and every woman basketball player, owe a debt to the Grads.
Who run the world? Girls.
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The government says its support will focus on sexuality education, improving reproductive health services and investing in family planning and contraceptives.
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You are about to enter the adult world. It's crazy, fun and, if you do it right, you will jump out of bed every morning and race to work. Yes, you will have days that suck, and you will have the occasional boss that sucks, but my only advice to you as you go out into the world, without me, because I can't do this for you, is this.
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One of the things that comes to mind on International Women's Day is the opportunities e-commerce creates for passionate female entrepreneurs. Recently, I connected with three exceptional female eBay sellers who've taken charge of their own paths to success by harnessing the power of the Internet.
The country aims to eliminate the pay gap by 2022.
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I'm often asked what we can do to reach true equality - a world where women and men were equally represented in everything from government to business. If I had to pick one single thing we could address, I'd say confidence. Simply put - men have it. Too often, women don't. On this International Women's Day it's important to celebrate and recognize successful women. Young women, girls need to see others succeeding in fields that traditionally have been dominated by men. It's important for young women to see other women in politics and government.
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International Women's Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and contributions of women and how they continue to shape the future of women in leadership. There are two key areas that stand out in my mind that are crucial to moving the needle for women in leadership in the future.
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Despite being outlawed in 2011, girls in remote Kenyan communities are still undergoing [female genital mutilation], most often during the December school holiday. But some people are working hard to change this rite of passage.
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In celebration of International Women's Day, Equal Voice filled the House of Commons with women between the ages of 18 and 23 to represent every riding in the country.
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“It’s time for things to change. And it’s changing today.”
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On International Women's Day, when countless statistics will be cited and discussed to highlight how far we've come towards gender equality, there's one number that keeps me awake at night. Twenty-one. Despite our best efforts as an incubator for tech startups in Canada, only 21 per cent of our founders are women.
Am I a feminist? As I often tell my truly feminist wife: I aspire to be a feminist, but I'm not there yet. Just as I practice law, I am incomplete. I have much to learn, and many miles to go. Perhaps on the day I die, I will be closer to being a feminist. For now, I remain highly imperfect.
Reading and watching the stories arising around International Women's Week, I was struck by the divisiveness around the meaning of feminism. Emma Watson, who is a passionate advocate for feminism, was criticized for her Vanity Fair poses. Articles regularly question whether Justin Trudeau is a feminist or a hypocrite depending on his actions on a particular day. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is currently being criticized for suggesting that women thank the men in their lives and hold their hands on International Women's Day. Be bold - stand up and end this harmful debate around feminism.
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It's increasingly evident that many governments are not keeping the promises enshrined in the laws they have passed. The potential of laws to help eliminate violence against women and girls is going unrealized because implementation is failing. And governments are failing women and girls as a result.
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Since the election of Donald J. Trump, people have been motivated, mobilized, and activated in ways we have never seen. The polite veneer of the status quo may have been ripped away, ugliness exposed, but hatred is not the only thing gaining speed.
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March 8 is International Women's Day. This is an opportunity to focus attention on the health and well-being of women. One mental illness that occurs predominantly amongst women is eating disorders.
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All in the name of International Women's Day.
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Across capital markets, 40 stock exchanges will be ringing in International Women's Day as part of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The opening bell, which ceremoniously signals commencement of trading activity for the day, will also ring out for "the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve the UN's SDG 5."
Women inspire me every day. I am surrounded by women at my work and I have amazing female friends and clients. This International Women's Day asks us to #BeBoldForChange, to create a more equal and inclusive world. To celebrate International Women's Day, here are some of my favourite quotes from some very bold, very inspiring women.
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The impact of a fistula can be nothing short of devastating. Women are unable to control their flow of urine or feces, sometimes, both. A woman is aware of the resulting odour, and she feels ashamed -- often to the point of denying herself food and water to stem the flow. Malnutrition and dehydration can result.
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In 2017, no Canadian would accept discrimination based on such genetically determined factors as sex or skin colour. As a matter of principle and common sense, MPs from all parties should unite to pass Bill S-201, which will make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of one's genes.
Another pregnancy. A miracle. This was right. This was how things were supposed to be. I was on track. I thought. And then cancer. Cancer and a baby. At the same time. Those things aren't supposed to happen at the same time.