"When women feel safe and protected in the workplace", one woman said. With the formation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, we are engaging with the private sector to reduce barriers to women's participation in business. In 1977, two years after the International Women's Day originated, the United Nations chose to invite the nations to spend one day expressing the interests of women and world peace.
On a justgiving page set up for this year's event, he wrote: "I do this so that everyone else can get on with celebrating International Women's Day and using it to raise awareness of the issues that affect women".
It's a day to celebrate women's achievements and to push for equality, because even in our advanced nation, women still earn only 80 cents for every $1 a man earns.
NGOs are shining the light on the massive gap between genders in all corners of the globe.
The argument given by the association states that such an increase would strain franchisees' margins and, eventually, put tens of thousands of people out of work. Such inequality, he says, has bad consequences in women's lives, and has impacted his views about women in society and the Church.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights", says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.
That change started long ago when women in history began fighting for our suffrage - and Cuba Holidays created a tribute of their own to acknowledge 10 "Leading Ladies" who they deem the "most influential women in politics through time".
"Both of our organisations are driving change when it comes to gender equality in and from the North".
Dawn Butler MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities said: "In 1970 Labour introduced the Equal Pay Act but almost 50 years later, women are still paid on average over 14 per cent less than men".
He pointed out that more than a billion women around the world lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence.
"The scope of women's day celebration cannot be precisely defined as the deeds done by women can never be summed up".