Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Research | By Derrick Holloway

Design world celebrates International Women's Day

Design world celebrates International Women's Day

If they had bothered to check, they'll know that there is such a thing as International Men's Day and it falls every year on 19 November, but thankfully, there is a man who spends a large chunk of his day putting that select group of menfolk in their place.

To celebrate the occasion and to support this year's theme, #PressforProgress, we invited 22 local young women to share their ideas as to how we can grow our female fan base. "It was very hard to round our selection down to just 10 leading ladies, but we felt that these women have made a notable impact on the political landscape and women's roles in society and that some of their achievements remained somewhat under the radar, so we wanted to shine a light on that this International Women's Day". That's why, this International Women's Day, we're all about celebrating and amplifying them.

The project, endorsed by the IOC executive board last month, covers areas including sport, portrayal, funding, governance and human resources and aims to create a roadmap to advance gender equality within and beyond the Olympic movement.

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"Globally, women do 2.6 times the unpaid care and domestic work that men do", explained Dr. Kato.

As is also the case every year without fail, however, some men feel the need to question why there is no such thing as an International Men's Day and those men aren't shy of asking that question aloud, or on social media at least. Across all regions, women are more likely to live in extreme poverty than men.

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Prior to today, women in Afghanistan were afraid to leave their homes under Taliban rule, but today, hundreds of women marched through Kabul in solidarity to give Afghan woman a voice.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses an observance of International Women's Day under the theme "Time Is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives" at UN headquarters in New York, March 8, 2018. They also face the threat of kidnap.

And in Washington D.C. observance of International Women's day will include the International Women's Day Forum, along with rallies outside the White House and Capitol Building.

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There are hundreds of protests scheduled throughout the US 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. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

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