International Women’s Day 2018 Theme Announced

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.  People around the world are mobilizing for a future that is more equal. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo in the United States of America and its…

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State Street Global Advisors use sculpture to try to tackle inequality


The world’s third-largest asset manager, State Street Global Advisors – a nearly $2.5 trillion investor and unit within State Street Corp – have been working with marketing agency McCann New York. Together they have created a piece of art as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to have a better gender mix on their boards. On Tuesday, the eve of Internatonal Womens Day, they installed a bronze girl statue in front of the famous charging bull statue on New York’s Wall Street. The company is calling on the…

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#GirlsCount: ONE’s new campaign for girls’ education needs you

girlscount is launching a new campaign to highlight girls education on International Women’s Day. They are asking the public worldwide to count with them. The campaign is designed to highlight the 130m women out of education. It is an interactive campaign designed to put people at the heart of the campaign and hit home how important these issues are, they say: Right now, 130 million girls around the world are being denied an education — and, because of that, the chance to reach their full potential. Educate a girl in…

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Microsoft launch #MakeWhatsNext campaign on International Women’s Day


To mark International Women’s Day today, Microsoft has launched its #MakeWhatsNext campaign. The aim of the campaign is to encourage more girls to study science, maths, technology and engineering (STEM). Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Philanthropies said: “We are acutely aware of the need to close the gender gap in the technology industry, and in all STEM fields. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women currently hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. And, globally, only 16 percent of female students graduate from STEM…

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