USAID celebrates achievements of women scholarship recipients

A group of female employees outside the Shire of Mundaring Administration Centre

TODAY ON International Women's Day (MAr 8), Dawn Butler MP has announced that under the next Labour government, all large public and private employers will be required to prove their gender equality practices or face further auditing and fines. We began investing in the future of young women over ten years ago.

A woman draws a mural on a office window in Fitzrovia during International Women's Day on March 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

At a a factory in Indonesia, which supplies G-III Apparel Group, the wholesale manufacturer for Trump's fashion label, there are 2,759 workers and about three-quarters of them are women, many of whom are mothers who use the lion's share of their small income to support children they are rarely able to see. Such inequality, he says, has awful consequences in women's lives, and has impacted his views about women in society and the Church. This world in fact, would have not been possible without their specie.

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Another one said, "I want to like you, I really do. but you can't act like you care about women's rights and stand by silently when your father undermines women's rights and demeans strong women leaders in the way that he does".

He also talks about the stories of sexual violence that he heard, bringing home the reality of how women are treated differently and "are oppressed in every country in the world". The theme for International Women's Day 2018 is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

"By honoring and treating them with mutual respect, we set the stage for them to develop great self esteem and the culture of believing in themselves". Since 2004, USAID has awarded more than 4,900 scholarships in the fields of agriculture sciences, business administration, engineering, medicine, and social sciences to young people living in some of the most remote areas of Pakistan.

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Delivering her keynote address, Laure Beaufils commended the NSE for setting out a day like this to celebrate women. Happy women's day to every virtuous and incredible woman, your presence is inexpressible in few words and so are your deeds.

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