Published On: Thu, Mar 8th, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018: Protests Occur Globally As Women Walk For Progress

In Nepal, a large number of women turned roads to take part in march to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, though they all are rising voices for political, social and economic equality.


On other side, women from the island nation of Tonga in the south Pacific are also demanding for female representation in parliament by following the United Nation benchmark that aims for a minimum of 30%.

The director of Women and Children Crisis Centre in Tonga, Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki said legislative change at a state and municipal point could assist to tackle well the difference, although there are only two women politicians are in parliament of Tonga.

There is no legislation in place against sexual harassment, sex tourism, domestic violence, and human trafficking in Polynesian kingdom; as well no minimum age of sexual consent, UN Women raised the point.

The University of the South Pacific made research recently that shows 77% of Tongan women had to face physically or sexually violence.

Oscar-winner Frances McDormand said in her previous week speech, to raise voice via billboards make great sense, after activists took inspiration from her recent release Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to bring to light on the deaths in London’s Grenfell tower block fire.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern also favored the theme for IWD ‘press for progress,’ although she believes it is the correct focal point for this year, even though her nation is enjoying its highest ever rate of women representation in parliament.

Some females and young from the Australian outback town of Tennant Creek, Aboriginal, also raised their voices against the alcohol-fuelled violence in a march on Intonation Women Day. Tennant Creek has been undergoing great sorrow of the reported sexual assault of a two-year-old girl in current weeks.

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