"We are certain that through the implementation of the 25 IOC Gender Equality Recommendations, we as the Olympic Movement - athletes, officials, commissions, federations and executives - can take real steps to enact effective change together", IOC President Thomas Bach said.
Today we acknowledge the tremendous contribution of all our stakeholders, donors, United Nations agencies, foreign missions, non-government organisations, civil society and male champions for your commitment towards the realisation of gender equality and the empowerment of our Fijian women.
"And today, they are shaking the pillars of patriarchy". Everywhere, women are saying "The Time is Now".
Serena Williams set for fitting return on International Women's Day
In November 2008, she commissioned her first school under the same name in Matooni, about 50km from the newer school. If you asked her 10 years ago if she envisioned herself playing after the age of 30, Serena would have replied no.
"Around the world, women and girls are calling out the abusive behaviour and discriminatory attitudes they face everywhere and all the time".
March 8 marks a special day for females all over the world: International Women's Day, which celebrates all the achievements women have made politically, economically, socially and more. It is in the interest of us all - the fans, the families, and every girl and woman who has been able to fully realise her dreams through athletic participation.
Guterres noted that we still lived in a male dominated world with male dominated culture but warned that until power is fairly shared, the world will remain out of balance.
Gender equality and the empowerment of women is a priority for Government.
United States bans government employees from travel to Mexican beach resort
The Canadian government has issued a new travel warning for a tourist hot spot in Mexico over a potential security threat. State Department earlier this year put Mexico on a " Level 2: Exercise increased caution " alert status due to crime.
The theme for this year's International Women's Day is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives" with the Campaign Theme of #PressforProgress.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and there is no better path to a more peaceful and prosperous world than the empowerment of women and girls, said the United Nations chief.
Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "What we see today is a remarkable gathering of strength among women all over the world, demonstrating the power of speaking with one voice".
FDA gives nod to 23andMe for no-prescription breast cancer gene testing
The test also does not provide information on a person's overall risk of developing any type of cancer. The test detects only three out of more than 1,000 known BRCA mutations.