International Women's Day

Date: March 8, 2018


March 8, 2018 marks the celebration of International Women's Day, acknowledging the successes of women from every facet of life and focusing on women's contributions with respect to social, economic, cultural and political achievements. This worldwide campaign was established to promote awareness of women's issues on a global scale. March 8 gives us an opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments made by women, for all women, while raising awareness of the plight of women's issues that have endured for more than a century.
International Women's Day dates back to 1909 in New York where a group of women rallied together in response to the 1908 strike by female workers from the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union where women stood their ground demanding improved working conditions and wage parity. In 1975, the United Nations designated International Women's Day as a day of recognition on March 8.
The theme for 2018, #PressForProgress, a call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
“With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women's equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more - there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.”
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In closing, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all women of the OPP Association who work twenty-four hours a day, three-hundred and sixty-five days a year to keep Ontario safe.

President Rob Jamieson & the Board of Directors
Ontario Provincial Police Association
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