Local business celebrates International Women's day

Mary Honeyball

Mary Honeyball

"Ireland has made significant strides toward gender equality- but we are not there yet, and in the year when we celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage, we must prioritise tackling our unsustainable gender pay gap".

The IWOC Award began in 2007 to commemorate International Women's Day.

Thursday March 8th marks International Women's Day, an event marked in countries around the world to celebrate progress in moving towards equality for women in all areas of political, social and economic life.

Guterres declared that "gender inequality and discrimination against women harm us all", saying that gender equality "is not a favour to women", but a human rights issue in everyone's interests. The nonprofit Unchained At Last reports that girls who are married at age 18 or younger are 50% more likely to drop out of school, more likely to earn low wages and are three times more likely to be beaten by their spouses than those who marry as an adult.

"Under the four pillars of our CSR program namely: Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment, we continue to seek ways to celebrate women and play our part in closing the gender gap".

"Around the world, women and girls are calling out the abusive behaviour and discriminatory attitudes they face everywhere and all the time". When women thrive, we ALL succeed.

But just what is International Women's Day?

"What I also LOVE is supporting other women to make their dreams come true regardless of their choices".

We must strengthen grassroots urban and rural activists and their organisations to improve adequate standard of living, a life free of violence and harmful practices for rural women, as well as their access to land and productive assets, food security and nutrition, decent work, education and health, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights. "Women have awarded with great respect in Islam, as Jinnah is associated under the feet of mother, daughters as symbol of blessing and wife as better half who share joys and happiness of their families and cement them in a strong bond to keep united". The co-ordination in charge R S D'Cruz congratulated the women staff on the occasion. In 2013, LVMH signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles, making this the company's second worldwide commitment.

"As they call for opportunity and accountability, drawing momentum from grassroots networks and coalitions that stretch right up to government leadership". "From our Brooklyn office and passionate store teams to local makers and artisans around the world, I'm thankful to work alongside women who inspire, lead and innovate our brand every day".

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