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During World War II, women entered the workforce and did jobs normally done by the men, who were away at war. And that pay gap, where women earn $73 for every $100 a man earns today would be almost wiped away.

Women and girls continue to face structural barriers that impact their human rights and prevent them from achieving their full potential.

"We can only imagine that our girls, their parents, the Chibok community who are living this harsh reality are praying that every day should be their last day in captivity". Cases like these are left out and are a cause of concern to the stakeholders' council. Ever since, women gained more and more equality, but not absolutely in practice until this day.

Be Bold Seattle will also host an International's Women Day speaker event March 8 at 5:30 Benaroya Hall in Seattle. "We are no longer going to be mistreated, or discriminated against, or paid less money". Sometimes society sidelines us, but that should not deter us as women. "And we all, each and every one of us, in our families, our communities, our work place and in our politics, we all have a role to play in pressing for change".

"To the woman who made me the woman I am, taught me to believe in and chase my dreams and continues to make me strong every single day", the reality star wrote on a throw-back picture of her lovely mum.

"We commend the women who spoke out in the International Criminal Court where their testimonies have held to account those who used rape as a weapon of war", Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka asserted.

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.

The UN said the activism and advocacy of women from generations were now bearing fruits, adding "time is now" to transform global push for women's rights into action.

Too many women have to endure the horrors of abuse - sexual, emotional and physical, sex trafficking, forced marriages, genital mutilation, rape, and ridiculous laws and customs.

The Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MCIS) of 2014 reports that 32 percent of women in Zimbabwe aged between 20 and 49 years were married off before the age of 18.

Under the slogan "If we stop, the world stops", women working both in and outside their homes, unpaid caretakers and students are called to join the 24-hour strike by the March 8 Commission, a platform of feminist organizations that also demands equal opportunities for working women.

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