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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 2017 news


Hometownlife.com

International Women's Day event supports Lighthouse PATH
Hometownlife.com
International Women's Day 2017 was held March 8. This year's theme is that each one of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help ...



CNN

International Women's Day: What you need to know
CNN
Washington (CNN) International Women's Day is set to take place on Wednesday, March 8, an annual marker that aims to bring attention to women's accomplishments and obstacles. But this year, the day comes amid an already contentious political ...
International Women's Day 2017: 5 women changing their world for the betterWashington Post
International Women's Day 2017: protests, activism and a strike – as it happenedThe Guardian
International Women's Day 2017: Women Serve, Women Solve, Women LeadHuffington Post
TIME -Philly.com (blog) -Women's March on Washington
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WJTV

The Latest on International Women's Day 2017
WJTV
The government headquarters is illuminated in purple and fuchsia to mark International Women's Day, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein). PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Latest on International Women's Day events ...

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Marking International Women's Day 2017
Enough Project (blog)
Like many around the globe, women across crisis zones in east and central Africa are subject to sexual and gender-based violence. In the Democratic Republic of Congo particularly, SGBV is a disturbing feature of the country's decades-long conflict as ...



The Independent

International Women's Day 2017: Six women to thank every time you fly
The Independent
International Women's Day 2017: Six women to thank every time you fly. Thought aviation was a man's world? Think again. These six women transformed the way you fly today. Cynthia Drescher; Wednesday 8 March 2017 11:15 GMT ...



The Independent

International Women's Day 2017: Russian prisons expected to hold dance and beauty contests
The Independent
Russian women may have been at the forefront of the country's 1917 revolution, but almost a century on, female prisoners are expected to perform dances and take part in beauty contests to celebrate International Women's Day. The convicts put on the ...
The women's protest that sparked the Russian RevolutionThe Guardian

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The Independent

International Women's Day 2017: Historians predict what the future holds
The Independent
President Donald Trump, who once said he would "grab" women by the "p****", is in the White House and the unpredictable outcome of the Brexit vote and the EU laws which protect women mean that some fear that their hard-won rights may be under threat.
March madness! Martyrs, merriment and the month global women come to the UN and take controlThe Maravi Post

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Joint statement on the occasion of International Women's Day 2017
EU News
Joint statement on the occasion of International Women's Day 2017. Bruxelles, 08/03/2017 - 15:08 - UNIQUE ID: 170307_11. Joint Statements. The European Union stands by women in Europe and around the globe today, as it did at the time of its foundation.

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The FADER

Motivation From International Women's Day 2017
The FADER
Motivation From International Women's Day 2017 Vintage poster by the radical feminist art collective See Red Women's Workshop, who operated in London from 1974-1990. See Red Women's Workshop / seeredwomensworkshop.wordpress.com.



NATO HQ (press release)

International Women's Day at NATO: #BeBoldForChange
NATO HQ (press release)
Various events took place at NATO Headquarters to celebrate International Women's Day (8 March) and to raise awareness of gender perspectives and the principles of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

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