Political will and gender equality

  • Political will and gender equality

Political will and gender equality

"We believe that the society can only move forward if we are promoting equality in all the sectors and we call everyone to put in the effort to promote equality", stressed Al Darabi.

REESE Witherspoon has revealed why she felt she had to stay silent after she was sexually assaulted by a director as a teenager.

The overall achievement of women in the political arena exceeds most nations worldwide, with the island producing first female opposition leader in the Commonwealth, and as some nations still are aiming to elect their first female leader - Bermuda has had three.

Involvement in these efforts will provide women with important opportunities to use their skills and abilities to mediate hard situations and to keep our country safe. "Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals means progress for all women, everywhere", he stressed.

Every year on March 8 [VIDEO], #women all around the world reminisce about the powerful women who have shaped them: their mothers, grandmothers, celebrities, politicians, anyone.

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. "The legend, Thomas Mapfumo is coming home soon, but there is no representation of female artistes on the lineup", she said.

In October 1975, at the World Congress for International Women's Year, held in Berlin and attended by over 2,000 delegates, a decision was taken to recognize March 8 as International Women's Day in all countries. For decades, women have been calling for the equality that is their right. For more on this and other global news we turn to Ro Aram...

According to the World Economic Forum, equality right now is actually in retreat, and it will take another century for both genders to stand on equal footing. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so numerous women involved, I didn't realise there were so many careers to choose from.

Ni una mas in Latin America, Balance ton porc in Europe, Bring back our girls in western Africa, Times Up in North America, #HeForShe and #MeToo in almost all countries, were just some of the campaigns that have only grown from strength to strength, said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN-Women, the Organization's Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. But serious obstacles remain if we are to address the historic power imbalances that underpin discrimination and exploitation.

The march to equality presses on as commitments to improve gender equality on the boards, in the market, and ultimately in the world, must be achieved. There wasn't any visibility of female pilots when I was growing up, so I think events like this are important to help show the range of different careers that are available to women.