International Women's Day 2018Posted March 8, 2018 in Firm News
“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” – Michelle Obama
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day.
Designated as an official United Nations Observance in 1975, International Women’s Day is recognized as a national holiday in many different parts of the world. More than just a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, this day also promotes protests across the world as women continue to struggle and demand equal rights and gender parity.
This year has been the most notable, from the #MeToo to the #TimesUp movements, empowering more women to stand up to injustices, not only marching in protests but also through social media, reaching far more people around the world. Change in some countries has been swift, such as in Saudi Arabia where a ban was lifted, finally permitting women to drive. In the USA, from Harvey Weinstein to USA Gymnastics, it feels as though we have only scratched the surface.
As Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, stated in an article by the UN News, “Where laws exist, they are often ignored, and women who pursue legal redress are doubted, denigrated and dismantled”.
International Women’s day is significant in shining a light on these issues and to pass new laws or strengthen existing ones to correct the disparity on how women are treated around the world.
Here at RTR Law, we are proud to be surrounded by strong, powerful women. We believe in equal opportunity and have zero tolerance for discrimination and sexual harassment.
On International Women’s Day, we stand beside our female colleagues, as well as all of the women across the work, in their fight.