There are hundreds of protests scheduled throughout the USA with one of the biggest rallies organized by International Women's Strike and held at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village where thousands of women will march to Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan calling for a day of action for women's rights.
This project complements the additional measures announced Budget 2018, including a new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, the introduction of proactive pay equity legislation, the strengthening of the Canada Child Benefit, and the introduction of a new EI Parental Sharing Benefit.
It was held as part of International Women's Day and featured workshops and extensive discussions on how women could up their game to become more assertive and competitive and gain the recognition they deserve in the world of business.
This year's theme for the International Women's Day was, "Press for Progress", an aptly named campaign in a time where women are pushing harder than ever before for equality.
Official figures showed that men are on average paid nine percent more than women for the same post. The dynamic illustrations featured on their site - that depict these women's power so beautifully - were created by designer Candice Massaria.
The IWOC Award began in 2007 to commemorate International Women's Day. Because we are not giving the next generation of women the tools and resilience they need to continue making progress and breaking glass ceilings.
"The scope of women's day celebration cannot be precisely defined as the deeds done by women can never be summed up".
She says she wants Okoye to remind the world "that those women already exist".
The head of the Independent Human Rights Commission, Sima Samar, directed some comments at women in Afghanistan's security forces.
Hundreds of women activists in pink and purple shirts protested Thursday in the Philippines against President Rodrigo Duterte, who they said is among the worst violators of women's rights in Asia. Progress can not be made without action, and we can not declare victory until we have collectively secured equality for women in every single corner of the world.