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International Women´s Day

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International Women´s Day, Gender equality, women´s rights, human rights, empowering women, female leadership, March 8th, female voices, sustainable economic development, reducing poverty, equal human rights, change leadership, thought leadership.

Each year on March 8th, International Women´s Day is being celebrated worldwide. Some men have asked, why women must be celebrated? Why do men have no International Men´s Day? Should we rather ask why we actually need an International Day for Women?

The purpose of International Women´s Day is to remind us all of the fact that we are yet far from having reached gender equality. Women across the world must get their voices heard. Due to many different reasons, including culture, tradition, legislature etc., many countries/societies across our globe prevent women from having the same opportunities in life as men. What we all must understand is that empowering women through women´s birthright, Universal Human Rights, that apply to both genders, we contribute to developing a sustainable global economy, where all human beings have equal access e.g. to education and to workforce (and, a profession of their choice/level of education, knowledge and skills), narrowing down gender gaps and transforming societies to become less gender oriented. According to research and statistics, girls and women that have equal access to primary, to secondary, and even to higher education give birth to fewer children. Not that children would be unwanted in our world, but when girls and women are economically empowered through education and through an unlimited access to the global job market/have the possibility of practicing their learned profession/becoming entrepreneurs, it has multiple beneficial effects upon societies, including better health for both women and children, and less poverty. In our overpopulated world with too many children suffering from hunger, malnutrition and poverty, it is important for parents to have the opportunity of raising healthy children which ultimately will lead to healthier economies and societies. By giving girls and women equal opportunities and allowing females to access their basic human rights, economies and societies worldwide empower and help women to be capable of taking care of, not only their own futures, but the futures of their children equally....

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International Women´s Day

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY, MARCH 8TH Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 “Dedicated to all men & women, 365 days a year” Anne-Maria Yritys 2017.
  3. 3. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 “The soul has no gender” Anne-Maria Yritys 2017.
  4. 4. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 “Gender equality is the unfinished business of the 21st century” Anne-Maria Yritys 2017.
  5. 5. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 “Equality for women is progress for all”. Anne-Maria Yritys 2017.
  6. 6. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 “No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality” ~ Emma Watson Anne-Maria Yritys 2017.
  7. 7. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” Anne-Maria Yritys 2017.
  8. 8. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 “She needed a hero so that is what she became” Anne-Maria Yritys 2017.
  9. 9. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “The rise of women does not mean the fall of men”
  10. 10. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “Men of quality respect women´s equality”
  11. 11. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance” ~Kofi Annan
  12. 12. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “Next time you are about to call a little girl bossy, say instead: she has executive leadership skills”. ~Sheryl Sandberg
  13. 13. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish”. ~Michelle Obama
  14. 14. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”. ~Mother Teresa
  15. 15. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “Well behaved women rarely make history”. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  16. 16. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “When men and women support each other, incredible things happen"
  17. 17. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “Here is to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them”.
  18. 18. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back”. ~Malala Yousafzai
  19. 19. Photo Credit: "Young Couple Holding Globe Together". Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 100103672 Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. “Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another. The same applies to boys and men”.
  20. 20. Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. Wake up people. We are yet far from gender equality worldwide: http://www.itsagirl movie.com/ Shadowline Films on YouTube: It's a Girl Documentary Film - Official Trailer
  21. 21. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. ~Mahatma Gandhi Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. All rights reserved. Anne-Maria Yritys 2017. All rights reserved. @annemariayritys @LeadingWPassion @GCCThinkActTank Website: Https://www.leadingwithpassion.org

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