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Statement by Minister Joly on International Women's Day

11 March 2018

The origins of International Women's Day dates back to 1910 with the International Socialist Woman's Conference suggesting the event take place on March 8.

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International Women's day is observed every year on March 8 and it is observed around the world.

Pichler said: "RJ spared no efforts in offering all the support to these women who played a major part in the progress of the company, investing in their competencies and giving them the opportunity to be promoted".

My Administration is also supporting women in the United States by empowering them to continue driving the success of our Nation.

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"A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water".

McDonald's turned their iconic arches upside down for International Women's Day.

"Gender equality is enshrined in countless laws, and harmful practices like female genital mutilation and child marriage have been outlawed in many countries. And secondly, they all, nearly entirely, in fact, said to me no one had ever asked". This is creating a healthcare crisis not only because it denies patients comprehensive reproductive healthcare, but because these clinics-often the only affordable healthcare these women and their families have access to-cannot afford to stay open without these funds.

The release of the IOC's recommendations coincides with International Women's Day.

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Statement by Minister Joly on International Women's Day