Nigerians Celebrate International Women's Day


The origins of the observance date back to February 28, 1909 in New York City when the Socialist Party of America organized a "National Woman's Day" to bring attention to gender equality issues in the United States.

As the world celebrates International Women's Day today, members of the interior design industry have taken notice.

The small company of 40 employees is proud to share that 43% of its workforce is made up of women and furthermore 50% of their management team.

Mary Alison McLean, representative UN Women Multi Country Office for the Caribbean also spoke to the need for female empowerment in the business world.

Red is the color of International Women's Day, so throw a little pop of red into your outfit with some jewelry or a handbag.

Dawn Butler MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities said: "In 1970 Labour introduced the Equal Pay Act but almost 50 years later, women are still paid on average over 14 per cent less than men".

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Simone said that Northern Power Women's own research has shown that female leaders do think differently. The occasion picked up more momentum when a series of worldwide human rights conventions were adopted and applied, on the top of which was the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on December 18, 1979. For decades, women have been calling for the equality that is their right.

To measure the world's progress toward gender equality, the World Economic Forum (WEF) created the Global Gender Gap Index a decade ago.

"From restaurant crew and management to our C-suite of senior leadership, women play invaluable roles at all levels, and together with our independent franchise owners, we're committed to their success", she adds.

The United Nations selects a theme every year to focus on the day.

We will build upon the success of women who have paved the way for more equality in the fields of defense, peacebuilding, and good governance, and work to solidify gains in these areas.

"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less".