International Women's Day: Airlines to operate all-women crew flights

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"Research by the World Economic Forum suggests that if we continue at today's pace, it would take 217 years to resolve the economic gender gap globally".

Every day women are channeling this theme and being bold and showing their strength by standing up for themselves and their fellow ladies.

This was the consensus of participants in a seminar entitled Women On Worth - Gender Equality And Feminity In The Business World.

In 1909, the first nationwide Woman's Day was celebrated on 28 February in the United States.

This year's theme for the International Women's Day was, "Press for Progress", an aptly named campaign in a time where women are pushing harder than ever before for equality. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, instigated by celebrities, have given ordinary women a platform to add their voices to the chorus of change.

"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.

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"Last year, we initiated the NSE GEM (Gender Empowerment Men), a group of male employees at the NSE who act as mentors to young female employees, helping them to navigate the workplace and grow their career".

These fierce females - all activists and political pioneers - were and are our Wonder Women.

Women play an important role in the development and progress of our respective communities and the nation as a whole; however their contribution is often not fully recognised due to the unequal gendered power structures that permeate through the fabric of our society often discriminating against women. And we are determined to be fearless, and to start an inclusive and creative revolution to end the stigma around mental health, because only then can women - and non-binary folks and men - become fully emancipated and accepted as equals in our society.

This year, the United Nations theme for International Women's Day, is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

The day is often marked around the world with performances, talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches.

In 2014, the CSW58 (58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women) aimed on "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls". If you're out there marching already, great!