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Mansfield Courier - - News - By GATE­WAY HEALTH

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL Women’s Day is cel­e­brated on March 8 ev­ery year.

It is a fo­cal point in the move­ment for women’s rights.

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day means dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent peo­ple, but the global fo­cus is on equal­ity and cel­e­bra­tion.

Through­out an­cient and mod­ern his­tory, women have col­lab­o­rated and lead pur­pose­ful ac­tion to re­dress in­equal­ity in the hope of a bet­ter fu­ture for their com­mu­ni­ties, chil­dren and them­selves.

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day con­tin­ues to be a pow­er­ful plat­form glob­ally that uni­fies tenac­ity and drives ac­tion for gen­der par­ity, while cel­e­brat­ing the so­cial, cul­tural, eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal achieve­ments of women.

Val­ues that guide In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day pro­vide di­rec­tion for the type of ac­tion, be­hav­iour and ethos as­so­ci­ated with this crit­i­cal and glob­ally­sup­ported day.

The theme for 2019 In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day is #Balance­forBet­ter.

Bal­ance drives a bet­ter work­ing world. The fu­ture is ex­cit­ing. Let’s build a gen­der­bal­anced world.

Bal­ance is not a women’s is­sue, it’s a busi­ness is­sue.

The race is on for the gen­der bal­anced board­room, a gen­der bal­anced govern­ment, gen­der bal­anced me­dia cov­er­age, a gen­der­bal­ance of em­ploy­ees, more gen­der-bal­ance in wealth, gen­der bal­anced sports cov­er­age.

Gen­der bal­ance is es­sen­tial for economies and com­mu­ni­ties to thrive.

Ev­ery­one has a part to play - all the time, ev­ery­where.

The 2019 #Balance­forBet­ter cam­paign runs all year long.

It doesn’t end on In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.

The cam­paign theme pro­vides a uni­fied di­rec­tion to guide and en­cour­age con­tin­u­ous col­lec­tive ac­tion, with #Balance­forBet­ter ac­tiv­ity re­in­forced and am­pli­fied all year.

IN PROGRESS: Jeremy Ven­e­man work­ing away on a bunker near the 16th hole, while su­per­in­ten­dent Tony Cook­sey watches the works come along.

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