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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

North Queensland Register

International Women's Day 2017: Our amazing women | Photos
North Queensland Register
There are some AMAZING women in our community. So, as we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8 this year, we are giving a big shout-out to all of these amazing women. Do you know a wonderful woman you would like to give a shout-out too?


International Women's Day 2017 - A Recap of Events
We celebrated International Women's Day for the entire month of March. Intel® Software Developer Black Belts and Intel® Software Innovators held 14 events around the world with over 2,300 participants for our 2017 celebration. These women-oriented ...

Youth Ki Awaaz

With Trolling & Honour Killings Being India's Reality, Feminism Is The Need Of The Hour
Youth Ki Awaaz
Addressing about 6,000 women sarpanchs (a sarpanch is an elected head of a village-level statutory institution called the panchayat) from across the country on International Women's Day 2017, Prime Minister Modi said, “If women, who are 50% of the ...


International Women's Day: What you need to know
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: protests, activism and a strike – as it happenedThe Guardian
International Women's Day 2017: Women Serve, Women Solve, Women LeadHuffington Post
International Women's Day 2017: Five things you need to knowThe Independent
TIME -Philly.com (blog) -Women's March on Washington
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BGR India

Mother's Day 2017: Facebook brings back purple flower emoji to reactions
BGR India
More recently, Twitter has rolled out emojis for all important occasions some of the recent ones being IPL 2017, International Women's Day 2017, Diwali, Republic Day and for that matter even Ganesh Chaturthi. ALSO READ: Instagram, Snapchat loved more ...
Facebook - Join Facebook in Celebrating Moms Around the WorldFacebook Investor Relations

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International Women's Day 2017: Wall Street Meets 'The Fearless Girl'
The fusion of finance and art is not something unusual in today's world. It's also common to see art used as a creative tool to attract attention and send a message. Today, at Bowling Green Park in New York's Financial District, the fusion of finance ...
Young girl stares down Wall Street's charging bull on International Women's DayThe Independent
Fearless little girl stares down iconic Wall Street Charging Bull in show of defiance for International Women's DayMirror.co.uk
On International Women's Day eve, statue of girl stares down Wall Street bullAOL
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The Latest on International Women's Day 2017
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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Motivation From International Women's Day 2017
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.

The Independent

International Women's Day 2017: Iceland becomes first country in the world to make firms prove equal pay
The Independent
The country's government announced a new law that will require every company with 25 or more staff to gain a certificate demonstrating pay equality. Iceland is not the first country to introduce a scheme like this - Switzerland has one, as does the US ...
International Women's Day: In world first, Iceland to require firms to prove equal payABC Online
Iceland to become first country in the world to make companies prove equal pay by lawiNews
Women's earnings 83 percent of men's, but vary by occupation : The Economics Daily: U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsBureau of Labor Statistics
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Huffington Post

International Women's Day 2017: A Time for Action
Huffington Post
Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the critical progress made toward advancing the economic future of adolescent girls and young women and we recommit ourselves to expanding their access to education, health care, and jobs.
On International Women's Day UNAIDS is urging countries to stop 1 million women and girls from becoming infected ...UNAIDS (press release)

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