International Women's Day: NCAA conference commissioners

March 8 is International Women's Day, and this year the organizers of the January Women's March have declared it as a "Day Without a Woman". Outside of rallies, those participating in "Day Without a Woman" were asked to stay home from work, wear red, and avoid spending money. In fact, if all women were to take off March 8, the Center for American Progress projects it would cost the USA almost $21 billion in gross domestic product.

The goal of the Day Without a Woman strike, according to Women's March organizers, "is to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the USA and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face". March 8 is the chosen date for IWD because it marks the women's march in Petrograd, Russia, that sparked the 1917 Russian Revolution.

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Today is International Women's Day and the Day Without a Woman strike. Check out these examples.

"I think the strike has symbolic significance that needs numbers, and while there are women who cannot participate I really think those that can should", she says.

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Trump has been widely criticized as being sexist, and the response to his claim that he has "tremendous respect for women" was swift, with many people pointing out the disparaging and insulting remarks he has made about women in the past. The CTA said it is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable working environment for all employees.

Right from top executives to comedians to people in media to layman, each one of them has a different take on this day, and they have all taken to Twitter to express what they feel about this day. From there, you'll be directed to the Women's March Facebook page, where you can click the "try it" button in the bottom right hand corner of the post. Lovely Monkey Tattoo, a female-owned tattoo parlor in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, offered female-centric tattoos with messages like "Nevertheless, She Persisted" - a reference to the recent silencing of Sen. "We provide all this value and keep the system going and receive unequal benefits from it", she said.

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"On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I encourage all Canadians to join us in celebrating International Women's Day, as we renew our commitment to a more positive, just, and equal world". Empowering women is to transform their abilities to acquire full potential of social and economic fabric of the country which afterward will enable them to grow as a successful individual ready to serve the nation shoulder to shoulder with men. Some larger brands and tech companies, meanwhile, have the means and power to take an even greater stand against inequality, and are seizing the opportunity while tension-and passion-for women's rights is at an all-time high. Women also represent 55 percent of all college students. What challenges women face in the country, there is long list; challenges in family where a girl is bound to limit her easy access to the society, challenge to acquire good education, though weak in strength, challenge to help men especially in the farming and agriculture with equal muscular strength.

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