McDonald's flips golden arches to a 'W' for women's day

Lynette Rowe
March 11, 2018

The increasing worldwide movement of women, which has been reinforced by 4 global women's conferences of United Nations, has assisted make the celebration a main factor to build support for women's participation and rights in the economic and political realms.

The data shows that gender equality policies are abundant and widespread, with 64 per cent of Indian businesses adopting equal pay for men and women performing the same roles, and 55 per cent implementing non-discrimination policies for recruitment.

Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "What we see today is a remarkable gathering of strength among women all over the world, demonstrating the power of speaking with one voice".

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.

"We do have a young woman brewer who is moving into a head brewer position, which is pretty exciting for the brew industry", Kelly mentioned.

"What is the point of signing the Convention, but not incorporating it into Malaysian law to protect women?" she said.

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As many sought to commemorate IWD2018, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks in the comics-verse took to Twitter to celebrate those who have inspired them.

"When women have complete control over our reproductive rights", another woman said.

"Because gender equality is a fundamental human right [and] there is no better path to a more peaceful and prosperous world than the empowerment of women and girls", he said. Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level.

We've made a lot of progress when it comes to gender parity but it's not enough.

International Women's Day has been around for 106 years, but this year might be it's strongest ever in promoting-with the goal of attaining-female equality, in part because of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that started here in the US. We need to realise that gender equality is no longer relative, but must be absolute.

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

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