Manicaland celebrates International Women's Day

Rosalie Gross
March 10, 2018

Quoting a recent Afrobarometer survey, CDD indicated that statistics had shown that a large majority (72%) of Ghanaians "agree" or "agree very strongly" that women should have the same chance of being elected to political office as men.

The origins of International Women's Day dates back to 1910 with the International Socialist Woman's Conference suggesting the event take place on March 8. Centres where women are talked out of abortion are being opened and the so-called post-abortion syndrome is being talked about even though its existence has been scientifically contested.

Al Darabi said that one of the main initiatives of UNIC for 2018 is women development and to transfer the momentum to relentlessly working towards giving them equal rights in the society.

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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"As a stakeholders' council we are happy that we have managed to reach out to women in both marginalised rural areas and towns". He mentions also the director of the Vatican museums and the first female rector of a pontifical university, but adds these examples "should never be used as an excuse to think we've done enough or that the presence of women in strong enough in Curial leadership". Save yourself and go back to NY. "You just make a fool of yourself with every fake tweet about caring for women, or anybody but your money", wrote one user. Unsurprisingly, they weren't welcomed by the sisterhood either. 'On March 21, I will be at the @StateDept to present the #WomenOfCourage award to some extraordinary women'. 'Your husband's administration is undermining women every day. Sexual harassment, violence, human rights violation and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.

Others agreed, with another user, Resistance Mia tweeting, 'You have no self-awareness whatsoever.

So it's safe to say that the Trump family's efforts to own International Women's Day have not gone well as it was proven once again that actions speak A LOT louder than words.

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