Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of women. 2018 is a significant year in the march to equality. There are louder voices in more countries than ever in the wake of global scandals.
Across the world, women are marching for equality. In Spain national strikes are taking place to raise awareness of female equal contribution to society. Across China, retail discounts are being offered to balance the gender-pay-gap. Protests over equal rights to work are occurring in Turkey. However, the significance of the day amongst the general public is largely unknown.
Buzz reporter, Kristina Tancosova, explains further:
In the UK, Government proposals have been unveiled for the Domestic Abuse Bill to coincide with the day. Consulting charities and survivors, the legislation would mandate abusers to be wear tracking devices and to attend addiction recovery programmes. The aim is to lead to greater victim protection, the majority of whom are women.