Why The #MeToo Movement Is Giving International Women's Day a Boost

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The day allows women to raise her voice for an equal opportunity in whatever field she wants to participate. In recent days it was reported that Donald Trump's personal lawyer attempted to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump while he was married to Melania Trump.

Though there is some conflict regarding the origin of International Women's Day, scholars generally associate it with the 1907 march of New York's textile workers. That is why I am calling on everyone to do their part following International Women's Day by standing up for women all over the globe and contacting your representatives to ask that they co-sponsor the Global HER Act.

To Press for Progress is to encourage women and girls to pursue STEM education; at a time when studies have shown that only 28% of girls are into STEM. She also shared what it was like meeting women in Liberia, who had gone through things she "couldn't even begin to imagine" and how they all wanted "to be heard".

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The day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1975 and has since been embraced by many countries around the world as a way to both honor the women's rights movement and call attention to the current inequalities that women face throughout the world.

"And with the revelations so many women have been assaulted, discriminated against and generally had to be quiet for fear of losing opportunity and a job, we decided we were all in it together".

In her message for the Day, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women explained that this year's theme captured the life of the women activists whose passion and commitment had brought change over generations and won women's rights.

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But as International Women's Day dominates the news, you may be asking yourself: what exactly IS International Women's Day? The publication also got an email by a representative of the fast food chain confirming that the upside-down arched marked the "celebration of women everywhere".

Through these and many other initiatives, we seek to empower women of all backgrounds to achieve their economic potential and shape our world.

UN Women is going to focus its efforts for the rest of 2018 on the issue of violence against women, which impacts millions of women around the world.

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