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Berlin set to make International Women's Day a public holiday  DW (English)

Berlin is set to make history as the first German state to declare International Women's Day an official public holiday. The move would mean that workers in the ...


International Women’s Day Was the Most-Talked-About Moment on Facebook in 2018  Adweek

International Women's Day (March 8) was 2018's most-talked-about moment on Facebook. Research manager Sheida Neman revealed in a blog post that ...


Take our survey for International Women's Day 2019  cosmopolitan.com (UK)

International Women's Day may still be a few months away (March 8, to be exact), but we're eager to plan ahead. In anticipation of the big event, we want to ...


International Women’s Day Tops Facebook's 2018 List Of Most Discussed Issues  HuffPost Canada

The platform's year in review also includes the World Cup and U.S. election.


Comment: Call for protests on International Women’s Day  Irish Examiner

By Fiona Ryan. This week Rosa, the socialist feminist movement, an organisation I have been a part of long before I was a city councillor, called a rally in Cork ...


'Fearless Girl' statue moved to New York Stock Exchange | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

NEW YORK - “Fearless Girl” has a new home. The 4-foot bronze statue of a girl defiantly posed with her hands on her hips was unveiled outside the New York ...


Richard Herring: The funny thing about International Men’s Day  The Irish Times

The comedian is a crusader for the cause. Especially on International Women's Day.


Magda Szubanski pockets nearly $17,000 to make a speech against homophobia  Daily Mail

She's regularly lauded for championing progressive views. And it appears Magda Szubanski, 57, also enjoys an impressive pay day when it comes to her ...


Gender-based violence highlighted in 16 days of action in West Lothian  Daily Record

A special rally took place at West Lothian Civic Centre to mark the campaign which runs from International Women's Day to International Human Rights Day.


From Slow Cooker Villainy to One Very Special Free Truck: The 8 Best Brand Moves of 2018  Inc.

What defines a great year for a brand? Sometimes, it involves creating opportunities for your company. Other times, you have to gracefully respond to ...


Home Affairs reveals $132,000 spent on motivational speakers as it cuts airport staff  The Sydney Morning Herald

The Department of Home Affairs splashed $132,000 in eight months on motivational speakers including singer Casey Donovan and actor Magda Szubanski, ...


International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress  USA TODAY

International Women's Day lands Thursday with rallies, seminars and performances around the world. This year's theme: #PressforProgress.


International Women's Day 2018: History, strikes and celebrations  BBC News

Everything you need to know about celebrations taking place on 8 March.


‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Finds a New Home: At the New York Stock Exchange  The New York Times

The four-foot bronze statue of a girl that appeared to great fanfare in March 2017 arrived at its new home on Monday.


'Once Upon a Deadpool' Responds to Vanessa Fridging Criticism  Hollywood Reporter

'Once Upon a Deadpool' takes a look at the fridging of Vanessa.


Nobel Peace Prize winners prove survivor stories matter  CNN

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad says one thing: survivor stories matter, Gayle Lemmon writes. But beyond prestigious ...


International Women's Day: Here Are Snapshots Of Celebrations Around The World : The Two-Way  NPR

From even Thursday's earliest moments, just after midnight, demonstrators across the world began gathering to mark International Women's Day. In the hours ...


What it means to be a women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia  Al Jazeera English

Activists like Eman Al Nafjan fought fearlessly for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, only to be brutally silenced.


Two Ways to #PressforProgress On International Women's Day  Forbes

International Women's Day gives us a chance to think about how much progress we've made in realizing the full potential of women and girls -- and think about ...


Art Industry News: Why Artists Have Started Deleting Their Instagram Accounts + Other Stories  artnet News

Plus, Fearless Girl moves to the New York Stock Exchange and mega-curator Kasper König is under fire for comments he made at a panel. artnet News ...


NBA's Steph Curry makes his Under Armour basketball shoes available to girls after letter from 9-year-old fan  CNBC

Steph Curry's basketball shoes with Under Armour are now available to girls on the retailer's website after a letter from a young fan.


State Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ moved away from Wall Street bull  Boston Business Journal

State Street Corp.'s “Fearless Girl” is officially on the move. On Tuesday night, the city of New York removed the statue from its location opposite the “Wall Street ...


Not just flipped McDonald's arches: How corporations are marking International Women's Day  USA TODAY

Aside from logo changes, what's happening? Starbucks, Google, McDonald's are getting in on International Women's Day.


Oxford University Is Sorry for That Photo of a Woman Scrubbing 'International Women's Day' Away  TIME

Oxford has apologized after a photo of a female cleaner scrubbing the words "Happy International Women's Day" off the University's steps went viral.


Netflix release date schedule 2019: Full Netflix 2019 release schedule  Express

Netflix is set to see some huge releases in 2019 as well as the return of some big shows. Here is our Netflix schedule for 2019 featuring the best TV series on the ...


Some Brands Are Honoring International Women's Day In Smarter Ways Than Others  Fast Company

Spotify, Nike, McDonald's, Uber, and more use this day to make a connection between gender progress and their own logos.


Why You Should Wear Purple on International Women's Day  Fortune

International Women's Day is Thursday, March 8. Here's why wearing purple is an appropriate way to celebrate.


The Most Embarrassing International Women’s Day Publicity Stunts  The Cut

Ladiiiies! Today is International Women's Day, and you know what that means: We get to enjoy being shamelessly pandered to by brands. Sure, women in the ...


Brand Use Cases Of International Women's Day Association  Forbes

Many different types of brands are supporting International Women's Day for the positive associations they hope to gain. Women are banding together globally to ...


Meghan Markle 'fed-up' of rumours of Kate Middleton feud  Daily Mail

Sources say Meghan, 37, is 'fed-up' of not being able to 'stand up for herself' as the demands of royal protocol dictate she keeps a dignified silence regarding ...


On International Women's Day 2018, Google Wants to Hear Your Story  TIME

Wednesday's Google Doodle celebrates International Women's Day 2018 and women around the world with #herstoryourstory.


Listen to Amanda Palmer’s striking new single ‘Drowning In The Sound’  NME Live

Amanda Palmer has released 'Drowning In The Sound', the lead single from her upcoming new album - which will drop in March.


How celebs are celebrating International Women's Day  ABC News

Today is a major cause for celebration -- it's International Women's Day! And actors, actresses, musicians and more have all taken to social media to stand with ...


What to Know About International Women's Day  The Cut

The 2018 International Women's Day events from March 3–11 across the globe, with a big march in New York City and a forum in D.C. Here's what to know.


For International Women's Day, Profiles Of 7 Global Women Who Get Things Done : Goats and Soda  NPR

We've profiled some extraordinary women on the Goats and Soda blog. They did not let poverty, war or prejudice keep them from pursuing their goals.


The Smart Girl's Guide to International Women's Day  The Weekly Standard

It might come to the surprise of the average woman who has been bombarded with inspirational corporate hashtags and ads for #girlpower T-shirts that what we ...


The Best Celebrity Instagrams from International Women's Day 2018  HarpersBAZAAR.com

From Michelle Obama to Reese Witherspoon, see how your favorite stars are celebrating women on social media today.


Emmerdale: All-female cast in International Women's Day episode  BBC News

Producer reveals plans for one-off special of ITV soap on International Women's Day next year.


International Women’s Day: Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes Among Celebrities Tweeting Wishes  Deadline

As the world celebrates International Women's Day, Hollywood celebrities, D.C. pundits and politicians are tweeting their messages and hopes. Reese ...


Best Events Planned For International Women’s Day 2018  CBS New York

By Randy Yagi. With the ever-growing awareness of important women's issues and causes, such as gender inequality, women's health and safety, and the ...


International Women’s Day: Studios, Networks, Broadway Plans  Deadline

Here's how TV networks, film studios and other outlets are commemorating International Women's Day.


The Holocaust in the USSR and the memorial calendar  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

A conference at Yad Vashem will cover a wide array of topics on the relationship to and perception of time during the Holocaust for those caught in its inferno.


Blazing a Trail with National Apprenticeship Week 2019  GOV.UK

'Blaze a Trail' will be the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW 2019), Apprenticeships and Skills minister Anne Milton announced today (13 ...


Celebrities celebrate International Women's Day  EW.com

International Women's Day was first observed by the United Nations on March 8, 1975. For the past 43 years, this has continued to be a day when people ...


International Women's Day is for brands  The Outline

The socialist holiday is also an excuse for companies and corporations to fake their feminist chops.


I thought International Women’s Day was meaningless until I saw a pink hat on the Washington Monument  The Washington Post

I've gotten this email six times. Apologies to the corporations whose cynical pink things are at least sending their proceeds to benefit actual feminist causes.


International Women's Day 2018  The Lutheran World Federation

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to ...


9 Ways To Celebrate International Women's Day 2018  Bustle

Circle your calendar. Mar. 8 is International Women's Day (IWD) — and, according to the official site for the day, the campaign theme for 2018's IWD is ...


Catering to all musical tastes - Metro News  The Star Online

THE Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be starting its season in January instead of the August-to-July European orchestra schedule previously.


The 'super-duper' fame and fortune of Virat Kohli, India's biggest sporting star  The Sydney Morning Herald

India's captain is not just the world's best batsman right now. In his home country, he is a phenomenon.


5 Numbers To Have Handy When Men Ask Why There Is An International Women's Day  HuffPost

As the Me Too movement unfurls across professions, places of learning and governments around the world, it seems we have entered a time of reckoning for ...


Dua Lipa, Tina Turner and More Are Celebrating International Women's Day  Billboard

Today (March 8) is International Women's Day, and of course, women are celebrating all around the world. The day is meant to honor "the social, economic, ...


9 organizations to support on International Women’s Day so that we can #PressForProgress  HelloGiggles

PressForProgress by supporting one of these 9 inspiring organizations in honor of International Women's Day 2018.


Facebook celebrates historic and modern women alike on International Women’s Day  Digital Trends

March 8 is International Women's Day, and Facebook is choosing to celebrate both historic women and today's females. In what was the most-talked-about day ...


International Women's Day Shopping Guide: Women Supporting Women  Hollywood Reporter

March 8 marks International Women's Day, a holiday that celebrations the social, economical, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.


Women Around the World Celebrate International Women's Day  ELLE.com

Women around the world march for their rights and celebrate International Women's Day.


This International Women's Day, Build A New Rolodex  Refinery29

We love to tell you about the women who inspire us. But who inspires them? That's the question we set out to answer this International Women's Day. We asked ...


24 International Women's Day 2018 Events in Seattle - Things to Do  TheStranger.com

Nestled in Women's History Month is International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8, which focuses on the idea of "#PressforProgress," or pushing for gender ...


Celebrating International Women's Day: Remarkable Women On The Front Lines Of Exploration  Forbes

In honor of International Women's Day, we are celebrating incredible women explorers like Eliza Scidmore, National Geographic's first female editor, ...


PlayStation 4 has a stunning free theme for International Women's Day  Eurogamer.net

PlayStation has released a free PS4 theme to celebrate International Women's Day - you can see its background image below.The design features Chloe Frazer ...


Hero Barbies, pink beer and Fearless Girl: What brands are doing for International Women’s Day 2018  CNBC

Brands from The Economist, Nike and Johnnie Walker to Barbie and beer-maker BrewDog are running campaigns in support of International Women's Day ...


International Women's Day 2018: McDonald's flips arches to celebrate  WLS-TV

McDonald's has flipped its iconic golden arches upside down in honor of International Women's Day.


International Women's Day 2018: Celebrate women of history  WLS-TV

Celebrate great women of history and present day in honor of International Women's Day.


What is International Women’s Day? Everything you need to know for March 8th  HelloGiggles

International Women's Day is March 8th. We've got the rundown on what it is and why it matters — maybe now more than ever.


From Barbie to Bud, What Brands Are Doing for International Women’s Day  Adweek

Today is International Women's Day, and brands are committing like never before to honoring women everywhere, especially in light of the #MeToo movement ...


This International Women's Day, Commit To Sharing Your Story  Forbes Now

This International Women's Day, focus on how you can better share your own personal story. Make this year the one where you gain the self-confidence to turn ...


9 Facts That Will Inspire You To Take Action On International Women's Day  Forbes Now

Learn more about issues facing women and girls around the world.


Apple celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 with recruiting event, special Today at Apple sessions  9to5Mac

Next Thursday, March 8th, communities across the world will celebrate International Women's Day 2018. The annual day of recognition draws attention to the ...


Hsbc Holdings Plc Increases Stake in Fcb Finl Hldgs (FCB); As Flexsteel Inds (FLXS) Valuation Declined, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Lifted Stake  The FinExaminer

Hsbc Holdings Plc increased its stake in Fcb Finl Hldgs Inc (FCB) by 274.06% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hsbc Holdings Plc ...


33 Brands Supporting International Women's Day (and What to Buy)  PEOPLE.com

If you're looking for a way to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, why not shop and do good with these 33 charitable and fashionable brands?


Apple honoring International Women’s Day next week with new Watch Activity Challenge  9to5Mac

Apple regularly hosts Activity Challenges for Apple Watch customers as a way to promote fitness and healthy living, and a new Activity Challenge honoring ...


Facebook’s Credit Her Campaign Will Debut on International Women’s Day  Adweek

International Women's Day was the most-talked-about moment of 2017 on Facebook, and the social network outlined several initiatives for the 2018 version, ...


International Women's Day: Eight moments that make it the Year of the Woman  BBC News

The #MeToo movement against male harassment has empowered women in the US and elsewhere, but it is not the only women's movement to have an impact ...


Simmons has the verve but not an ounce of swagger. That’s gold for me!  The Sydney Morning Herald

It's time for the best of The Fitz Files where I look back at 2018 and chuck in the odd *fresh* piece, just to make sure you are paying attention.


On International Women’s Day, Female Gender Symbol Lights Up City Skylines  Fortune

Morgan Stanley, John Hancock, Ernst & Young, and Proctor & Gamble were among 34 companies that illuminated buildings with giant symbols of the female on ...


Ivana Bacik: We need to hold true to the feminist ideals of the suffragists  The Irish Times

Vote 100: Much has improved for women in Ireland in a century, but there is also much still to do.


Hyundai celebrates International Women's Day  Automotive News

Hyundai's celebration of International Women's Day tops our viral video charts.


next storyCable Celebrates International Women's Day 2018  CableFAX

March 8 marks International Women's Day, and cable nets and organizations are raising their voices for gender equality.


15 Memes & Tweets To Share On International Women's Day That Will Inspire You To Keep Fighting For Change  Bustle

In addition to being Women's Rights Month, March will also feature an inspirational, empowering day dedicated to honoring women around the world: Mar.


Barbie Made Dolls For These Inspiring Women to Celebrate International Women's Day  Cosmopolitan.com

Barbie honored a dozen inspiring women and role models with their own Barbie dolls for International Women's Day.


McDonalds flips "M" upside down for Women's Day and Twitter goes wild  Mashable

The Quarter Pounder would like women to know he cares. To celebrate International Women's Day, McDonalds decided to offer paid maternity leave flip their ...


Why we still need International Women's Day  HarpersBAZAAR.com

Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, says we need to use today as a time to reflect and also to use it as a springboard to move ...


7 beauty brands giving back this International Women’s Day  Well+Good

A number beauty brands, including Elemis and Urban Decay, are giving back to a number of charities and organizations to support International Women's Day.


How the Entertainment Industry is Commemorating International Women’s Day  Variety

How Hollywood is celebrating International Women's Day, from MTV to Telemundo.


See How These Major Brands Recognized International Women’s Day  Footwear News

International Women's Day 2018: See how Sophia Webster, Stella McCartney, Reebok and more major brands celebrated the day and charity.


On International Women's Day, all I wanted was a day off  The Guardian

Women are talking, writing and taking action more than ever – which would be great, except it shows how bad things are.


Yas, Queen! 23 amazing women from arts and culture to celebrate for International Women's Day  Chicago Tribune

There are many faces in arts and culture that have affected the way we see the world around us. To separate the artist, actor, musician, activist from the work she ...


International Women's Day  UNDP

The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives”


International Women's Day: Iconic images of women protesters  BBC News

For International Women's Day, we celebrate 100 years of female defiance in photos, including the woman who handbagged a neo-Nazi and the marchers who ...


10 Powerful Women Are Celebrating Women's Day By Sharing Their Favorite Life Advice  Fortune

Kristen Bell, Diane von Furstenberg, Sophia Amoruso, Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Tina Tchen, Valerie Jarrett and more share their favorite advice.


Landmarks around the world light up for International Women's Day  Mashable

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Neptune Paris in Madrid, and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York honored women on International Women's Day.


Happy (not so) International Women’s Day  Brookings Institution

We've heard it all before. Women are sexually harassed and assaulted. Women are discriminated against in the workplace. Women are excluded from political ...


International Women's Day: drowning in corporate guff  Financial Times

Ah, women. That moment when they all hatch at once, a sudden blossoming of life that lasts just 24 hours before so cruelly fading again. Oh no, sorry, that's ...


The Importance Of International Women's Day  Vogue.co.uk

"INTERNATIONAL Women's Day is a day of recognition and celebration of women globally," Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, founder of the Women in Leadership ...


Buildings lit up worldwide with female symbol to honor International Women’s Day  ABC News

On Wednesday night, over 30 buildings worldwide lit up in honor of International Women's Day. As part of the Catalyst Skyline Takeover, offices either projected ...


Celebrating Women on International Women's Day  Human Rights Watch

Today, we are celebrating International Women's Day. Each day, women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination. But there is a resistance, ...


5 Ways To Help Women In The Workplace On International Women's Day  Forbes

Today is International Women's Day and organizations and companies around the world are marking the day with events or celebrations. As the cofounder of a ...


Here's how Italy is marking International Women's Day  The Local Italy

It's International Women's Day on March 8th, and here are the ways the occasion is being marked in Italy, from a general strike to free museum visits.


International Women’s Day 2018: 7 things you need to know to prepare  HelloGiggles

Are you ready for International Women's Day? Here's everything you need to know about the big day, and how you can get involved.


International Women’s Day 2018: Where to celebrate in the D.C. area  Curbed DC

From panel discussions to supporting small businesses, see what fun activities will occur throughout the month of March.


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