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Women in the Society with International Women's Day and Statistics
8 March International Women's Day was the result of the struggle of women who resisted the difficult working conditions. It was first celebrated by the United Nations in 1975. The United Nations organizes activities under a different theme every year in this context. For the 8th of March, International Women's Day, the theme of 2019 is “Be equal, rational and creative for change! 8. The 8 March date, which is an important day for women to draw attention to the gender inequality, the difficulties they face in business and education, the labor and rights of women, has become a very important day for women to be heard.
 
All over the world as it is based on the gender inequalities they have experienced problems in women in Turkey is reflected in the figures as a result of research conducted by the Turkey Statistical Institute. In 2017, the ratio of those employed at the age of 15 and over was 47.1%, which was 65.6% for males. In women, unfortunately, this ratio remained at 28.9%. While the employment rate of women in business life was so low, the ratio of women managers in upper and middle level was 17.3%. Studies should be conducted to address the problems faced by women in employment and business life, and equitable policies should be followed. In addition, the number of female professors in academic life was 27.4% in the 2008-2009 period and 31.2% in the 2017-2018 academic year. The increase in this rate is of course useful for women's participation and representation in academia. Supporting women to benefit more from education and job opportunities is important not only for economic development but also for social and democratic development.
 
Happy March 8, International Women's Day, with the hope that all women will exist in a world where they do not face discrimination and gender-based discrimination within the framework of human rights!

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