Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Bahrain celebrates International Women's day

Bahrain celebrates International Women's day

The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness about the business case for women's economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender quality and sustainable development.

"We are certain that through the implementation of the 25 IOC Gender Equality Recommendations, we as the Olympic Movement - athletes, officials, commissions, federations and executives - can take real steps to enact effective change together", IOC President Thomas Bach said.

In celebrating this year International Women's day, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has called for gender equality and women empowerment.

"It's time to close the gender pay gap once and for all".

And obviously, we as women, have come so far from days like that. We are angry because gender-based violence goes unpunished, because the prime minister is lying openly about the date of the ratification of the Istanbul convention. Today, we have 23 per cent female representation as against zero per cent representation in 2016.

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"The scope of women's day celebration cannot be precisely defined as the deeds done by women can never be summed up". "I want to thank the CEO of the Stock Exchange for making this day happen - not all Stock Exchanges across the world hold a day like today to celebrate women". "We must not grow exhausted because change is not happening fast enough".

"It is celebrated to enhance the worldwide awareness about women, their rights, their contributions, importance of education for them, their career opportunities and much more". We are superwomen! All ages, shapes, sizes, walks of life.I am sending my biggest hug to you.

In addition, two female scholarship recipients shared the challenges they faced in attaining higher education and discussed how the MNBSP scholarship transformed their lives.

She encouraged Labour Unions to insist on decent work for their members, ensure the fulfilment of National Social Policies, while pursuing government to fulfil all constitutional promises that were sensitive to women issues. The panel sessions were moderated by Ms. Irene Robinson-Ayanwale, Head of Legal Department, NSE and Ms. Adjaratou Fatou Ndiaye, Acting Country Representative for UN Women to Nigeria and ECOWAS.

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