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International Women's Day announcements

  • Vodafone launches powerful #ConnectedSheCan campaign
    Supporting International Women's Day and showing strong commitment to gender equality, Vodafone leads when it comes to gender diversity and equality in the workplace and connecting women to reach their full potential. Vodafone has launched a programme to recruit career-break women and will hire 1,000 people worldwide in frontline and managerial roles. The Connect campaign also aims to provide 50-million women in developing countries with phones and access to technology, which will help them start businesses, access information to further their careers and access healthcare.
  • Western Union says #TheRaceIsOn
    Education has the power to change women's lives, and moving money helps fuel this change. Western Union is collaborating with International Women's Day once again to support and champion a bolder generation of women through education. We at Western Union believe good things happen when money moves, and moving money to fund women's education is hugely important. Knowledge and skills empower girls and women, helping to unlock true potential.
  • Avon donates nearly £2 million to counter domestic violence
    Avon marks International Women's Day with the Avon Foundation's most significant contribution yet to tackling domestic abuse in support of the #BeBoldForChange initiative. The Avon Foundation is donating nearly £2 million to provide practical help, advice and support for women in need.

Latest International Women's Day news


Lifesite

'Burn the pope': Pro-abortion feminists try to set fire to Cathedral in Argentina
Lifesite
... follow an attack on the cathedral of Buenos Aires in March by masked, topless women who clashed with police and attempted to knock down barriers placed in front of the building. The women were participating in celebrations of “International Women's ...



ThinkAdvisor

'Fearless Girl' Statue Is Not a 'Statement of Accomplishment': State Street
ThinkAdvisor
The statue's installation was timed to commemorate International Women's Day and the one-year anniversary of the SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (SHE). When it announced the gender diversity guidelines, State Street also said that it would use its ...



Mashable

Radio host discovers she got paid less than her male co-host. So he took a pay cut.
Mashable
"I found out last year that you get paid 40 per cent more than I do for doing this show," she said on air back on International Women's Day in March. Hughes was aghast at the revelation, and said he felt "terrible." Up until that point, the pair had ...
Dave Hughes took a pay cut when he learned co-host Kate Langbroek earned less than him9Honey (blog)

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New York Times

Sima Wali, Champion of Afghan Women's Rights, Is Dead at 66
New York Times
In 2002, she spoke at the United Nations' celebration of International Women's Day in New York. She was also a founder of the Sisterhood Is Global Institute, a feminist think tank, based in Montreal. Ms. Wali was profiled in a 2004 documentary film by ...



USA TODAY

'Fearless Girl' replica appears in Paris for United Nations' Day of the Girl
USA TODAY
LEWES, Del. — After her sculpture of a young girl made international headlines landing opposite the Wall Street bull in March, artist Kristen Visbal's work appeared Wednesday in Paris. A replica of Fearless Girl was put on private display Wednesday ...

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HuffPost

Male Radio Host Demands Pay Cut For One Selfless Reason
HuffPost
The story began in March, on International Women's Day, when Hughes' longtime co-host, Kate Langbroek, announced on air that she made significantly less than he did. “This is heavy hitting. I found out last year that you get paid 40 percent more than I ...

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A 200-candle cake for peacemaker
St. Albert Gazette
Today, the Bahá'í are concerned with many social justice issues and are well-known in St. Albert for promoting International Women's Day with awards that are given to local women who have made great contributions to the community. “Bahá'í teachings are ...

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WTHR

Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Underpaid Some Women Employees
WTHR
But the firm has agreed to pay the $5 million to a settlement fund for the affected employees. "Fearless Girl" is the bronze statue that was unveiled on International Women's Day in 2017. She stands proudly into the face of the "Charging Bull" on Wall ...
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Bank Behind Fearless Girl Statue Settles Gender Pay DisputeBloomberg
Financial Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Will Pay $5 Million for Allegedly Underpaying Women and MinoritiesAdweek
New York Times
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NPR

For Clues To China's Crackdown On Public Expression, Look To Its Economy
NPR
She was one of five women detained the day before International Women's Day that year for organizing rallies advocating gender equality. Foreign media in China dubbed them "the feminist five." "After I was released, national police continued to check ...

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The Economics Behind China's Crackdown On Civil Society
NPR
She was one of what foreign media in China dubbed the Feminist Five, five women all detained the day before International Women's Day in 2015 for organizing rallies advocating gender equality. ZHENG: (Through interpreter) After I was released, national ...