International Women's Day: Highest-paid actresses revealed

10 March, 2018, 01:36 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • More than 62% of McDonald's employees are women

UN Women representative M Alison McLean making a presentation at the seminar organised for International Women's Day by WPortfolio in collaboration with the Bureau of Gender Affairs and the National Organisation of Women.

The celebrations were held under the theme: "Time is now: rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

The current overall gender pay gap between men and women stands at 18 per cent, but in education it is even wider, at 27 per cent. At least 71% of human trafficking victims, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, are women and girls, who are usually sold into marriage or sexual slavery. But serious obstacles remain if we are to address the historic power imbalances that underpin discrimination and exploitation.

"We are four times more likely to tell a young girl to be careful then we are to tell a young boy". Cases like these are left out and are a cause of concern to the stakeholders' council.

"The International Women's Day is a critical calendar event that we should all embrace and abide by its ideals as Manicaland". Next month, they will host the WOW - Women of the World - one day Festival. "I am pleased to congratulate our strategic partner USAID, whose extended support in achieving the national targets through investment in various schemes of higher education complements the Government of Pakistan's efforts to provide equal opportunities and quality education to all citizens", he said. We are going to continue to change the world, in the brightest way! Sometimes society sidelines us, but that should not deter us as women. "And we all, each and every one of us, in our families, our communities, our work place and in our politics, we all have a role to play in pressing for change".

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

"We need to remove the barriers that stop women going into better paid, male-dominated professions, and we must improve pay for vital, but undervalued, jobs that are predominantly done by women", she said.

IWD has developed into a formally recognised day by the United Nations and is today celebrated around the world.

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is particularly pleased that this year's theme pays a special attention to rural women too.

In Germany, of 160 market-listed companies, women make up a mere 6.7 percent of the executive board, i.e. there are only 45 women on the executive board as opposed to 630 men.


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