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Girl power! British Airways marks International Women's Day with all-female flight and lets qualified pilot Carol Vorderman along for the ride International Women's Day 2018: How did male world leaders respond?
Ebony Burgess | 11 March, 2018, 03:02

In his United Nations address, Secretary General Antonio Guterres acknowledged that "There are more girls in school than ever before; more women are doing paid work and in senior roles in the private sector, academia, politics, and in global organizations" but also that "sexual harassment and abuse have been thriving in workplaces, public spaces, and private homes, in countries that pride themselves on their record of gender equality". In recent days it was reported that Donald Trump's personal lawyer attempted to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump while he was married to Melania Trump.

Young women take part in the Women's March against Violence as part of International Women's Day, on March 8 in Milan, Italy.

I rise in this Honorable House today, as Minister with the portfolio of Gender Affairs, to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women and girls locally and internationally.

When is International Women's Day?

"I'm amazed at how people talk, amazed to sit in Liberia and hear women and girls who had gone through things I couldn't begin to imagine. and they all wanted to be heard", said the Black Panther actor, who rose to fame in cult series The Walking Dead.

The Higher Education Commission and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday marked the International Women's Day by celebrating the achievements of female students and alumni.

Ronaldo is from another galaxy, says Zidane
Eibar equalized in the 50th when defender Ivan Ramis broke free of Sergio Ramos to head home a corner kick by Pedro Leon . Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sent on Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez to look for the victor .

"Yearly demonstrations are not enough to make the situation for women improve", journalist and feminist Cristina Mas said.

McDonald's turned their iconic arches upside down for International Women's Day. Everywhere, women are saying "The Time is Now".

This, she added, was a sign of the need for TT to pay attention to women's issues and lives and the multiple areas that are relevant to women's rights.

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.

The celebration comes with different themes yearly to guide women across the world. Women comprise only 13.5 percent of seats in the SC state legislature, the third lowest representation in the country, even though women make up 51 percent of the state's general population.

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