'Time is Now': International women's Day being celebrated today

12:53 PM | 8 Mar, 2018
'Time is Now': International women's Day being celebrated today
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LAHORE - International Women's Day is being celebrated today (March 8) across the globe to raise awareness about women empowerment and gender equality.

The theme of the day for this year is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives".

Unprecedented global movements for the rights of the women and justice are being observed around the world amid startling revelations of sexual harassment.

Worldwide gatherings, conferences, exhibitions, and festivals will be held today to mark the day.

Twitter Celebrates Women's Day

The government of Pakistan paid tribute to the extraordinary efforts of women for the development of the country.

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his message said, "Pakistan has produced the bravest women".

The tech giant Google is also celebrating the Day in its own way through Google Doodles. The search engine has paid tribute to 12 different artists from across the world.

Through interactive Doodles, the Google shared stories of the women belong to 12 different countries, including Pakistan.

International Women's Day at Pakistan Embassy in Washington

Pakistan Embassy in Washington also held an event to mark International Women's Day.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while addressing the ceremony said that government of Pakistan remained committed to the empowerment of women, particularly through active participation in the political and economic spheres.

Janjua, who was the Guest of Honour on a special event, highlighted the growing contribution of Pakistani women towards national progress and development.

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry while addressing the event lauded the rise of woman to important positions in Pakistan and the improved awareness in the country vis-a-vis rights of women.

On the occasion, the prominent Pakistani American women gave brief accounts of their achievements and encouraged women of Pakistani descent to work hard and excel in their respective disciplines to build stronger ties between Pakistan and the US.