March 8 is International Women's Day. To commemorate this day, ResearchSEA is focusing on Women, highlighting research and experts on issues affecting women.

ResearchSEA invites you to submit your latest research, announcement and events relating to Women.

Some examples of women experts on ResearchSEA

Professor Amaryllis Tiglao Torres - Community Development, Women's Studies, Child Labour
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hew Cheng Sim - Gender Studies, Anthropology & Sociology
Dr. Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador - Social Anthropology
Prof. Asma Ismail - Molecular medicine
Prof. Dr. Aini Ideris - Veterinary Sciences
Prof. Mary Jane Cardosa - Virology, Infectious disease
Prof. Setsuko Aoki - Space and International law
Dr. Anitha Devi - Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Dr. Sharifah Syed Hassan - Molecular Virology, Bird Flu
Dr. Tomasina Marisa Oh Suan Sim - Language Impairment, Bilingual/mutli-lingual aphasia...

(Source: http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/womensday/index.asp)

Every year, 8 March is celebrated around the world as International Women's Day.

The United Nations General Assembly, composed of delegates from every Member State, celebrates International Women's Day to recognize that peace and social progress require the active participation and equality of women, and to acknowledge the contribution of women to international peace and security.

For the women of the world, the Day is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

You might think that women's equality benefits mostly women, but every one-percentile growth in female secondary schooling results in a 0.3 percent growth in the economy. Yet girls are often kept from receiving education in the poorest countries that would best benefit from the economic growth.

Until the men and women work together to secure the rights and full potential of women, lasting solutions to the world's most serious social, economic and political problems are unlikely to be found.

In recent decades, much progress has been made. On a worldwide level, women's access to education and proper health care has increased; their participation in the paid labor force has grown; and legislation that promises equal opportunities for women and respect for their human rights has been adopted in many countries. The world now has an ever- growing number of women participating in society as policy-makers.

However, nowhere in the world can women claim to have all the same rights and opportunities as men.

The majority of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women.

On average, women receive between 30 and 40 per cent less pay than men earn for the same work.

And everywhere, women continue to be victims of violence, with rape and domestic violence listed as significant causes of disability and death among women of reproductive age worldwide.

Published: 06 Mar 2006


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