Celebrating International Women's Day Locally

McDonald's flips its golden arches to make a statement

McDonald's flips its golden arches to make a statement

Speaking at the fourth edition of NSE International Women's day symposium themed "Press For Progress, the chief executive officer of NSE, Oscar Onyema said that the theme of the symposium is not just another theme for another edition of the International women's day, saying it is a call to action to spur women and men into taking bold steps towards closing the gender gap".

"It is celebrated to enhance the worldwide awareness about women, their rights, their contributions, importance of education for them, their career opportunities and much more".

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.

And obviously, we as women, have come so far from days like that. "When women thrive, we ALL succeed", she tweeted. And then her credibility slumped even lower last week when she reprimanded a reporter for asking about her father's sexual harassment allegations.

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.

Another posted: 'Ivanka, your hypocrisy and lack of awareness are pitiful. It was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 in NY.

"A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water". It also flipped the arches at one restaurant in Lynwood, California. Unsurprisingly, they weren't welcomed by the sisterhood either. "I celebrate you today".

Mrs Rutendo Mlambo from Rusape said the day helps to inspire confidence in women.

He stressed the need to fight cultural mindsets that were inimical to the progress of women, especially with regards to marriage and Family Planning issues, which impeded upon the rights and progress of women and girls. I stand amazed and stunned at how you try to keep up this act'. On #internationalwomensday I call for our president to apologise to all the women he has hurt!'

Check out the following gallery for a collection of International Women's Day quotes to share on Facebook, Inc.

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