Guterres noted that we still lived in a male dominated world with male dominated culture but warned that until power is fairly shared, the world will remain out of balance.
Black Bird said there was need for women to unite and work together for their upliftment rather than to pull each other down. In the past decades, women have been able to showcase themselves in such a commendable manner that the mindset and perception of people have continually widened to recognize the deeds done by women overall for themselves and the society.
So it's fitting then that one of the festival's featured authors this Saturday is writer Nathalia Holt, a woman who has dedicated herself to capturing history from the perspective of other women who have worked in traditionally manly fields. "But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength".
In what has been an extraordinary year for women by many accounts, International Women's Day was celebrated in style for the female journalists and staff at Africanews. "I want to thank the CEO of the Stock Exchange for making this day happen - not all Stock Exchanges across the world hold a day like today to celebrate women".
"Gender equality is enshrined in countless laws, and harmful practices like female genital mutilation and child marriage have been outlawed in many countries".
The country's largest education union has demanded action to make teaching a "genuinely equal" profession for women.
The global celebration aims to applaud progresswomen have made toward achieving equity and equality. Two years later, the United Nations General Assembly invited states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace.
Al Darabi said that one of the main initiatives of UNIC for 2018 is women development and to transfer the momentum to relentlessly working towards giving them equal rights in the society.
The giant yellow "M" that represents McDonald's globally was flipped to mark women's day by an outlet in Lynwood, California reports the Business Indsider. "If I were to talk to my younger self, I would remind her to raise her hand, be heard and not be afraid to take a risk". Most importantly, we must endeavour to recognise the importance of their existence at all times and motivate them for the future achievements.
Nigerians shared messages and pictures on different social media platforms in support of greater involvement of women in the affairs of the nation.
The Liberal government is devoting almost $860,000 to a project that could end up creating a certification system to let Canadians know how well companies are doing when it comes to gender equality.