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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


Pretty 52

Paloma Faith Divides Fans With 'Controversial' Parenting Decision
Pretty 52
In 2015 she marched for International Women's Day in London, where thousands of people came together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. However, Paloma's latest comments on gender have divided some ...
'I just want them to be who they want to be': Paloma Faith reveals that she and her boyfriend Leyman Lahcine are ...Daily Mail
Paloma Faith insists she is raising her child to be gender neutralSHEmazing
Paloma Faith is raising her child as gender neutralBuzz.ie

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UN offers wordy tribute to human rights declaration
Linn's Stamp News
Belgium's International Women's Day stamp, issued March 10, 2014 (Scott 2687), officially achieved a Guinness world record for the most words on a stamp. The online listing at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-words-on-a-postage-stamp ...



Sumter Item

Revisiting the Russian Revolution 100 years ago
Sumter Item
23, 1917, female workers marched in Petrograd in recognition of International Women's Day. They were soon joined by male workers across the city, and a mass demonstration began. Nicholas ordered the military to stop this demonstration, but, by this ...

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Herald Sun

Extra lane open from today, easing congestion for thousands of commuters
Herald Sun
For instance, they could be switched to purple for International Women's Day. Mr Donnellan welcomed the news. “We're opening these new lanes ahead of schedule so that drivers don't have to wait to experience some of the benefits of a less congested, ...

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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 ...



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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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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Rappler

What you should know about the performers at Full Blast Pinoy Super Bands
Rappler
For the EP of Tres Marias with Curve Entertainment – which was launched on International Women's Day in 2014 – she reinterpreted Dina Bonnevie's "Bakit Ba Ganyan." She also performed Florante's "Sana" and Gary Granada's "Kung Ayaw Mo na sa Akin" ...



Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Feminists in Pope's Argentina stage 'Topless Protest' against the Church
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Earlier this year, on March 8, as the world marked the United Nations-sponsored International Women's Day, a woman dressed like the Virgin Mary pretended to have an abortion in front of a cathedral. The events took place in Tucuman, a northern province ...



NJ.com

What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common | Opinion
NJ.com
The "Fearless Girl" statue was installed in the middle of the night in lower Manhattan on March 7, 2017, on the eve of International Women's Day. It faced the well-known "Charging Bull" statue, which, since 1987, has been a global symbol of Wall Street.

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