Labour: Employers must take action to close gender pay gap

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka executive director of U.N. Women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka executive director of U.N. Women

Teaching girls outdoor skills, connecting them with other like-minded girls around the world and even simple things like changing the lyrics to the song She'll be Coming Around the Mountain when she Comes, to sing "Can a woman be a doctor?" For decades, women have been calling for the equality that is their right. Numerous campaigns launched to bring women's issues to light were started by mothers, and it's mothers who are still on the front lines leading the charge for change.

Though there is some conflict regarding the origin of International Women's Day, scholars generally associate it with the 1907 march of New York's textile workers.

I encourage clubs to review their programmes to create the opportunities for women to seek leadership roles and be the champions that they can be, ever mindful of the words of Diane Mariechild "A woman is the full circle".

Thursday March 8th marks International Women's Day, an event marked in countries around the world to celebrate progress in moving towards equality for women in all areas of political, social and economic life.

The release of the IOC's recommendations coincides with International Women's Day. Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level.

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"Under the four pillars of our CSR program namely: Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment, we continue to seek ways to celebrate women and play our part in closing the gender gap". "We're not going to settle for anything less and we plan to use our influence to create change across all of the United Kingdom".

TV shows and movies have started to focus on more and more women in powerful positions.

In TT, organisations such as the InterClub of TT and Women Everywhere have a week of activities in observance of the day.

One question continued to pop up: When will we have gender equality?

Letters to the editor must be 250 words or fewer and include your first and last names, street address and daytime telephone number so we can verify the letter before publication. When will gender equality be achieved?

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