McDonald's flips golden arches to a 'W' for women's day

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

The theme as proclaimed by UN Women is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

Apart from the well-highlighted sexual harassment and pay gap issues, other numbers are even starker. When women thrive, we ALL succeed.

"Around the world, women and girls are calling out the abusive behaviour and discriminatory attitudes they face everywhere and all the time". We are however anxious that despite all our efforts to reach out to community, incidences of gender based violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse of women and girls remain high in the province.

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"We are all about the girls". All those who abuse women and girls should not go scot-free. Sometimes society sidelines us, but that should not deter us as women.

"UN is pleased and proud to be collaborating with Bahrain Women Union and other participating bodies to celebrate the worldwide women's day", Head of UN Information Centre (UNIC) Samir Al Darabi told DT News.

High profile figures of course took part, with everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon to Barack Obama and Emma Watson using their platforms to highlight the importance of the global day. I love you. I'm proud of us. We have to fight for the recognition we deserve and work hard to fend for our families. 'We celebrate women's achievements, past & present, & pledge to empower women to reach their full economic potential for generations to come. A gender pay gap should not be confused with the concept of equal pay for equal work - it is not a like-for-like comparison of men and women doing the same work.

"From restaurant crew and management to our C-suite of senior leadership, women play invaluable roles at all levels, and together with our independent franchise owners, we're committed to their success", she adds.

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IWD has developed into a formally recognised day by the United Nations and is today celebrated around the world.

Past year a law was enacted in Germany to ensure that 101 listed companies fill at least 30 percent of the supervisory board positions by women, however, there is still no legal obligation to promote women to executive board posts.

In Germany, of 160 market-listed companies, women make up a mere 6.7 percent of the executive board, i.e. there are only 45 women on the executive board as opposed to 630 men.

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