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Join us this evening, from 4pm-8pm, to say #NoToHassockfield on #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2021 #March4Women #ChooseToChallenge 👇
On #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2021 Agnes Tonah's words are more important than ever: "...detention destroys a woman. Women become depressed and suicidal in detention." #ChooseToChallenge #March4Women

Sign her petition saying #NoToHassockfield👇…
Rosie Newbigging, from the #YarlsWood campaign, says #NoToHassockfield because: "The plan for IRC Hassockfield must be defeated. People fleeing war, persecution and torture need kindness and compassion, not banished to remote prison like accommodation" #IWD2021 #ChoosetoChallenge
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Welcome to the S&P 30 Days Challenge #TowardAbolition! Take 2 actions every day until July 4 in solidarity with communities everywhere resisting fascism, state violence, gender-based violence and racial capitalism! Use #TowardAbolition to let us know you're participating.
DAY 1 Action 1 #TowardAbolition

Support @supporthosechi #FreeLeLe campaign! In honor of #PRIDE and #IWD2020, let’s get #AlishaWalker free. "LeLe" is a Black sex worker who was criminalized for self-defense against sexual violence.

Toolkit w/ directions:
Like many, Alisha Walker is being punished, criminalized for surviving. There are countless others just like her.

Use: for numbers, sample tweets, scripts & call/email/fax/bombard @GovPritzker to demand he #FreeLeLe #FreeThemAll!

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A few days ago I visited Sacred Heart School for #IWD2020 to speak to 100s of brilliant young women who grilled me on every aspect of being an MP. As schools close & the future is uncertain I want to pay tribute to their fantastic work & say - let me know what I can do to help! ImageImageImage
I've called on the Government to ensure all children have access to broadband during the #coronavirus school shutdown…
And they did promise to work with @NewcastleCC to help get hot free school meals to the Newcastle children who need them #coronavirus
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About 7 in 10 Nigerians (66%) say there is no #GenderEquality in Nigeria. SE (78%) has the highest number of Nigerians who think so, in contrast the SW (48%) has the lowest number of Nigerians who think so.
61% of Nigerians say women are NOT given equal opportunity as men in Politics. Similarly, in Family (57%) and Society (56%), Nigerians agree that women are NOT given equal opportunities.
Interestingly, 54% of Nigerians identify that #GenderEquality is most encouraged in the Workplace.

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1. Today at 14:00 we are hosting our weekly seminar at @greentempleton. The speakers will be @MeeraSelva1 and @simgandi, authors of our factsheet on female leadership in the news media. We'll be live-streaming the event #RISJSeminars

📌 A few details on the topic in this thread Image
2. Only 23% of the top editors across 200 major outlets in 10 different markets are women, according to the factsheet we published on Sunday.

Markets covered: 🇯🇵🇰🇷🇲🇽🇺🇸🇬🇧🇧🇷🇩🇪🇫🇮🇭🇰🇿🇦

📱Read the factsheet here…
3. Percentages of female top editors are very different in every market covered by our factsheet. But every market has a minority of women among the top editors, including 🇧🇷 & 🇫🇮 where women outnumber men among working journalists. Image
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In recognition of International Women's Day we would like to highlight some of the women in the wine trade that have inspired us over the years

#IWD2020 #IWD #InternationalWomensDay #InternationalWomensDay2020 #wine #womenofwine #finewine #winetrade #winebusiness #vin #vino Image
Corrinne Mentzelopoulos owns & runs the prestigious #Bordeaux Chateau #Margaux and is often cited as one of the leading female figures in the #wine trade. Mentzelopoulos received the distinction of Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2012.

#IWWD2020 #iwwd #InternationalWomensDay Image
Jancis Robinson is a #wine critic & journalist writing for the @FT, as well as her own website Her writing career started in 1975 & over the years has led to a string of awards and recognition as one of the most influential wine critics in the world. Image
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I'm annoyed with myself for not tweeting about this yesterday on actual #InternationalWomensDay but OH WELL.

I am one @YorkCycle's co-chairs, and I am proud to bring a much-needed female voice to the overwhelmingly male-dominated worlds of cycling and transport planning. /1
The national gender split of cyclists is 70/30 male/female. In York it's a little better at 60/40 but that's still not good enough. Often it's put down to women not liking cycling or having other priorities, but this lazy, false narrative allows the status quo to continue. /2
In countries where cycling is given a reasonable amount of thought and funding, the gender split is equal (in fact in the Netherlands, more women cycle than men). Not only that, but more people with disabilities cycle, as do more older people, and children. /3
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We are dedicating today to celebrate our women @BudgITng. They are standing tall in our success stories. #EachforEqual Image
To our savvy problem solvers, we cherish your ingenuity.

#EachforEqual ImageImageImageImage
We appreciate you for always taking initiative when the need arises, and for not backing down when it’s difficult.

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Written some time before #IWD2020 but nonetheless, nice to see this column appearing. Mentions @holyroodmandy and also the wonderful mural celebrating Aberdeen women by @carriereichardt 1/
In particular, I would like to highlight Marian Farquharson, of whom few will have heard. Marian fought for women to be allowed to join the Linnean Society. After many years of campaigning, the Society finally agreed that women could join 2/
A number of women were shortlisted in 1904 and all but one were accepted into the Society. Marian was blackballed. Loud, campaigning, demanding women apparently not wanted. Marian was an inveterate letter-writer. My PhD thesis is much longer than it should 3/
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With one of the themes of #IWD2020 being equal coverage of men's and women's sports, we found that 69% of Brits support this in principle. However, in practice, only 36% of these supporters would back it if it means less coverage of the men's games… Image
It is clear that the public find women's sport increasingly appealing. On top of the 20% of Brits who have always been interested, a further 19% say they are now more interested than a few years ago - although interest is rising faster among men… Image
As things stand, only men's and women's athletics have viewing parity, with 45% of Brits saying they watch either sport. Tennis is close (43% watch men's tennis, 39% women's), while rugby has the greatest gap (42% men's, 11% women's)… Image
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#UCUstrikesBack Since today's @StrathclydeUCU strikers are participating in today's #FeministPicket I want to add a thread about the motherhood penalty and the fatherhood bonus that I mentioned at the teach in last week #IWD2020 #IWD #IWD20 /1
The motherhood penalty impacts all women - regardless of whether a woman can have or wants to have children - 40% of managers admit to discriminating against women of childbearing age #UCUstrikesBack #FeministPicket #IWD2020 #IWD #IWD20 /2…
"Many mothers also face discrimination from employers. ... This discrimination extends to women without children too, with some employers regarding all women of childbearing age as potential liabilities" (Woodroffe, 2009:3) #UCUstrikesBack /3…
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Incredible pictures of the #IWD2020 March in Mexico City, ahead of tomorrow’s historic nationwide women’s strike, when women & girls will not attend work/schools in protest against femicides & the culture of impunity in Mexico. #UnDiaSinMujeres #UnDiaSinNosotras #NiUnaMas
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Happy International Women's Day! Today we’re celebrating women's contributions here at the Roundhouse over 80 years ago. Built by @CanadianPacific in 1929, the John Street Roundhouse served as a maintenance facility for steam locomotives that hauled passenger trains. #IWD2020 1/3 ImageImage
The roundhouse was a very active industrial complex that operated around the clock every day for over fifty years and employed hundreds of people from around Toronto. Women were particularly important to the roundhouse workforce during the Second World War. #IWD2020 2/3 ImageImage
Women were mainly responsible for passenger car cleaning and maintenance, but also worked in the locomotive shops at the height of the war and featured prominently in wartime media. Most lost their jobs after the men who originally held their positions returned home. #IWD2020 3/3 ImageImage
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For #InternationalWomensDay, I thought I’d introduce you all to my lady hero and leading lady in Fighting for Space, JACKIE COCHRAN. #IWD2020
Jackie learned to fly at age 26 in 1932 with the goal of covering more ground for the cosmetics company she wanted to start. She got her license in 17 days! #IWD2020
By the end of the 1930s, she’s won all the major aviation awards including the Harmon Trophy, the Collier Trophy, and was the first solo woman to win the Bendix Transcontinental Air Race. #IWD2020
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We are full of desires about what we want women to be, without asking if we have what it takes to be the man of the woman that has all we want. Be sure u're not setting urself up with unrealistic goals you set for a woman. If she meets it, you're doomed!
At a party, my wife was helping the host. She was in a trouser I saw on ladies, which I bought. Some young men who don't know me arrived at my table, and started discussing her, singing "ase opo to yi." After that day, I have been fighting she should not wear the trousers again.
We can be very inconsistent in our expectations of women, while the singles among us still build requirements of what their woman should be around fantasies of what their cohorts think. Be careful what you wish for. When it backfires, these women will make sure you look stupid.
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Every #internationalwomensday I see lots of posts about uplifting women and especially about raising kick-ass women. But, are we raising our boys to be supportive partners? #IWD2020
This is primarily a hetero question because it’s my hetero sisters I see struggling the most with balancing it all. #IWD2020
This isn’t yet another thing mothers need to be responsible for, this is for the DADS. We expect way too little of dads, but this is on THEM. Dads, raise sons who can care for themselves, who can care for others. #IWD2020
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We asked several Cloudflare staffers for their thoughts on what International Women's Day and gender equality means to them. Here's what they had to say. #IWD2020 #EachforEqual #Womenflare
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Happy International Women's Day

There are so many Women out there doing great exploits but Women are still under-represented in science, leadership and business.

To celebrate #IWD2020 Here are some scholarships and opportunities dedicated to Women.

The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.

Women from all over the World can apply

Applications still opened
50 ALU Female Leaders Undergraduate Scholarship.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s leadership potential, entrepreneurial drive, and demonstrated impact.

Scholarship covers tuition and stipend…
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Tote-al Panic

Dom’s prized ‘Vote Leave’ tote went missing last week, totally vanished from its usual peg in the hall. D was beside himself. The way he carried on you would have thought that damn tote was an extra limb…
‘I’m sure it’s around somewhere,’ I said, looking in the cupboard under the stairs. Montserrat the daily, lip quivering, finally unburdens herself. She borrowed it the other day to carry some cans to the recycling point down the road...
After emptying it, she put it aside and forgot about it. Distracted by worries about her son, the deputy manager of that hotel in Tenerife stricken by the virus. He had to deal with the unrest of various English ‘malhumorado jamóns’ held in quarantine...
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For #InternationalWomensDay, a call to action from @ekp and me:

Celebrate Women of Color Founders with Funding…

#WOCFounders #IncludeWOC #IWD2020
✨Share this post and tag 5 women you would love to see funded. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020…
I'm going to RT as many of these as I can today!

INVESTORS: if you don't know where to find incredible #WOCFounders, you can start by looking through @ekp and my timelines. 😉
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As we prepared to oppose the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as AG in 2017, we found in ⁦@NAACP_LDF⁩ Archives a letter #CorettaScottKing had written in opposition to his nomination to the fed bench in 1986.We submitted it to the Sen.Jud Cmtee. #IWD2020…
The letter is devastating, thorough, unequivocal. It is a demonstration of the power of Mrs. King’s ongoing civil rights advocacy long after her husband’s death.… #IWD2020
We thought the letter would attract the attention and concern of every member of the Sen Judiciary Cmtee in 2017 then preparing to determine whether Sessions should become AG. It was introduced into the record ny Sens. Coons & Blumenthal, but it went largely unnoticed.
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A woman in a gas mask attends a protest demanding equality on International Women's Day in Paris, France. The placard reads: 'Patriarchy virus. We are the antidote.' More images of #IWD2020 marches around the world: 📷 @rossignolreuter Image
Police in Kyrgyzstan detained dozens of women's rights activists shortly after journalists witnessed the protesters being attacked by masked men in Bishkek. More images of #InternationalWomensDay marches around the world: 📷 Vladimir Pirogov Image
Women occupy a street in Manila, Philippines, and more scenes from around the world on #InternationalWomensDay: 📷 @eloisaalopez Image
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On this #IWD2020, I’m reading Lamia Ziadé’s memoir of her childhood during the beginnings of the Lebanese Civil War, “Bye Bye Babylon.” Beautiful and tragic and fascinating. Here’s a thread of some favorite pages.
She begins with cataloging the consumer products available in Beirut in the early ‘70s, from toys and foods to guns. ImageImageImage
She points out the details of life under siege, with so many tiny unexpected moments, like here, in a sequence cataloging what her family stocked up on - not just food and batteries, but also candy, Valium, and face cream. Image
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1/6 Callot Soeurs created stunning gowns that epitomized the Belle Epoque fashion movement which now live in top museums. They mentored Madeleine Vionnet, one of history’s most well-known designers. Yet the women behind this fashion powerhouse largely remain a mystery.

2/6 So what do we know? Marie, Marthe, Regine, & Josephine were born to an artist father and lacemaker mother. The sisters opened a small shop selling antique lace and ribbons, becoming skilled at using these trims to enhance existing garments.
3/6 In 1895, the sisters opened a couturier shop in Paris, and the Callot Soeurs fashion house was officially born. Their expert craftsmanship and flawless construction solidified their place in the elite fashion world. The shop was an instant success.
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