Comments on: Does International Women’s Day hold any relevance? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/04/does-international-womens-day-hold-any-relevance/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/04/does-international-womens-day-hold-any-relevance/comment-page-1/#comment-10249 Sun, 07 Mar 2010 22:52:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6304#comment-10249 International Women’s Day Celebrates 99 Years!,and to be honest I was not that aware of the occasion,so started searching on the net as
you do,and found a good article that brought me bang up to date with this fantastic celebration.
In many countries it is a national holiday and the men give the women in their lives gifts.
In other countries it is a time to help those women who suffer at the hands of men; give them a voice,
a helping hand, a way to escape their torture and torment.
http://ketiva.com/Society_and_Culture/in ternational_womens_day_celebrates_99_yea rs.html

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By: Peter Wong http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/04/does-international-womens-day-hold-any-relevance/comment-page-1/#comment-10248 Sun, 07 Mar 2010 22:37:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6304#comment-10248 I acknowledge the importance of women in our society. Somehow I feel it is a bias to assume that just because only a small proportion of women reaching the top job, women must be unfairly discriminated. In UK, it is unlawful to have gender discrimination when applying for jobs. There needs to be harder evidence to support gender discrimination eg. if a job goes to a man despite equal or worse ability when there are both male and female applicants.

Women and men are different in many ways – biologically, our role in individual family and the wider society. Moreover, they have different rights regarding maternity and paternity leave, and career breaks. Many factors in these areas directly affect the career path in both sexes, which can explain at least in part the observed statistical differences. It is better to promote gender awareness rather than to perpetuate the ‘myth’ about gender discrimination with these statistics.

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By: Amina http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/04/does-international-womens-day-hold-any-relevance/comment-page-1/#comment-10225 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 21:31:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6304#comment-10225 Thanks for bringing attention to this important day for women! If you’re looking for a simple action you can take around International Women’s Day check out http://www.Girl2Woman.org. Every time someone shares the videos on the site with a friend, $1 is donated to Pathfinder International to support reproductive health care for women and girls worldwide. Pathfinder is trying to reach 200 thousand video shares by International Women’s Day (March 8) in honor of the 200 million women who want but lack access to contraceptives. It’s an ambitious goal so we need all the help we can get!

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By: Jaime-Alexis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/04/does-international-womens-day-hold-any-relevance/comment-page-1/#comment-10222 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 17:32:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6304#comment-10222 International Women’s Day is a way to celebrate progress made, and evaluate where we need to go–not just in the western world, but the global south as well. There is still a long road ahead for the millions of women who live in underdeveloped areas. A great way to take action for change this International Women’s Day is to share a video on http://www.Girl2Woman.org. Every video shared raises $1 for reproductive health care services in the developing world. When women have access to reproductive health care, they are healthier, have better opportunities in life, and better able to contribute to their families and communities well-being. Take action and start sharing today!

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