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International Women's Day announcements

  • Vodafone launches powerful #ConnectedSheCan campaign
    Supporting International Women's Day and showing strong commitment to gender equality, Vodafone leads when it comes to gender diversity and equality in the workplace and connecting women to reach their full potential. Vodafone has launched a programme to recruit career-break women and will hire 1,000 people worldwide in frontline and managerial roles. The Connect campaign also aims to provide 50-million women in developing countries with phones and access to technology, which will help them start businesses, access information to further their careers and access healthcare.
  • Western Union says #TheRaceIsOn
    Education has the power to change women's lives, and moving money helps fuel this change. Western Union is collaborating with International Women's Day once again to support and champion a bolder generation of women through education. We at Western Union believe good things happen when money moves, and moving money to fund women's education is hugely important. Knowledge and skills empower girls and women, helping to unlock true potential.
  • Avon donates nearly £2 million to counter domestic violence
    Avon marks International Women's Day with the Avon Foundation's most significant contribution yet to tackling domestic abuse in support of the #BeBoldForChange initiative. The Avon Foundation is donating nearly £2 million to provide practical help, advice and support for women in need.

Latest International Women's Day 2017 news

UICC, Pfizer award new grants totalling US$ 500000 to organisations in 19 countries to address the needs of MBC ...
The announcement to continue and further expand the initiative coincided with International Women's Day 2017. In addition to the US$500,000 awarded to these 20 organisations, Pfizer Oncology is providing a further US$30,000 to support the continuation ...

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The Auburn Plainsman

COLUMN: The B---- Mentality, why it must give
The Auburn Plainsman
“Much more can be done by the women themselves to solve such problems [gender inequality],” a woman interviewed by The Atlantic for International Women's Day 2017 said. The B---- Mentality has seeped through the top layer of cascading sexism, through ...

Pfizer Inc.: The Union for International Cancer Control and Pfizer award new round of grants totalling US$500000 to ...
The Wall Street Transcript
The announcement to continue and further expand the initiative coincided with International Women's Day 2017. In addition to the US$500,000 awarded to these 20 organisations, Pfizer Oncology is providing a further US$30,000 to support the continuation ...

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Startup Canada Podcast: Investing in Canadian startups with Nicole Verkindt
Today, she is highly involved in Canada's entrepreneurship community, and even joined Startup Canada on International Women's Day 2017 to share her story with entrepreneurs and policymakers. In this week's #StartupPodcast, guest host Janice ...

Mindsets need to change to bridge gender pay gap: Ong Ye Kung
The Straits Times
This worldwide UN Women event saw 40 stock exchanges around the world ring their bells on International Women's Day 2017. Last month (Aug), The Straits Times reported that the gender pay gap in Singapore had not improved in the last 10 years, with ...

The Guardian

International Women's Day 2017: protests, activism and a strike – as it happened
The Guardian
So what next? If you're one of our readers in the US, you can sign up for our freshly launched newsletter tracking the progress of the resistance on feminism and beyond. Or join the Guardian US Facebook community. To keep up with the week in patriarchy ...
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International Women's Day 2017: Wall Street Meets 'The Fearless Girl'
Wall Street meets "The Fearless Girl". An artistic bronze sculpture installation facing the "Charging Bull". The fusion of finance and art is not something unusual in today's world. It's also common to see art used as a creative tool to attract ...
Fearless little girl stares down iconic Wall Street Charging Bull in show of defiance for International Women's DayMirror.co.uk
Young girl stares down Wall Street's charging bull on International Women's DayThe Independent
On International Women's Day eve, statue of girl stares down Wall Street bullAOL
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Huffington Post

International Women's Day 2017: A Time for Action
Huffington Post
Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the critical progress made toward advancing the economic future of adolescent girls and young women and we recommit ourselves to expanding their access to education, health care, and jobs.
On International Women's Day UNAIDS is urging countries to stop 1 million women and girls from becoming infected ...UNAIDS (press release)

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The Independent

International Women's Day 2017: Iceland becomes first country in the world to make firms prove equal pay
The Independent
The country's government announced a new law that will require every company with 25 or more staff to gain a certificate demonstrating pay equality. Iceland is not the first country to introduce a scheme like this - Switzerland has one, as does the US ...
Iceland aims to become the first country in the world to mandate ...Christian Science Monitor
Iceland to become first country in the world to make companies prove equal pay by lawiNews
Iceland prepares to bind equal pay in legislationIceNews
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

International Women's Day 2017: Safe delivery care in Afghanistan ...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
On International Women's Day 2017, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) celebrates the women of Afghanistan, and highlights the dangers they face during ...

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