International Women’s Day: breaking the global glass ceilings
Thursday 07 March 2013
Numerous events will be taking place to mark International Women’s Day. In Afghanistan there will be the launch of the Herat International Women’s Film Festival, the first of its kind, which will show 30 films by and about women.
In Moscow, there will be celebrations in the major parks across the city, with free ice skating for women in the city’s eight major rinks. In business capital Dubai there will be a global women leaders conference, to bring together and inspire women executives and entrepreneurs.
Meanwhile the cities of Delhi, Cape Town, Johannesburg and New York will be coordinating “Ring the Bell” marches, as inspired by the domestic violence campaign of the same name launched in India. America will see a celebration at Google’s office in Boulder, Colorado to highlight the contributions of women to technology, while in Australia events will include a talk in Adelaide by Papua New Guinea’s first female judge Justice Catherine Davani.
To top it all off, a group of Nepalese women will complete their mission to climb the tallest mountain in each of the seven continents when they reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro this week; quite literally breaking the world’s highest glass ceiling.
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
- 3 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
- 4 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Holborn fire: Chaos as 2,000 people evacuated to escape toxic smoke filling central London
University of Cambridge: Remains of 1,300 scholars are found under building
April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
April Fools' Day 2015 live: The best pranks and fake stories from around the world
Jeremy Clarkson 'could be given minder' ahead of a potential Top Gear return
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
£18000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Working closely with the market...
£20000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A reputable company, famed for ...
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: The Ashdown Group has been engaged by a highly resp...