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3 women deliver a powerful message about the state of women's rights in the world.

A new video from the United Nations offers three women a voice to speak out on gender equality, spreading a message that needs to be heard.

Ahead of International Women's Day, the United Nations released a video portrait featuring women from around the world discussing gender equality and women's rights.

International Women's Day is celebrated every March 8. More info can be found here.

The woman from Madagascar plainly states that men and women are equals as they both fight together in life.

The woman from Ireland looks at how the terms "masculine" and "feminine" don't themselves define what makes a man and what makes a woman — rather, the differences lie in socially constructed gender expectations.





The woman from Nepal exudes confidence, making a tongue-in-cheek argument that not only are women equal to men, but they're actually superior.




The world needs women. That much is clear. More importantly, the world needs to treat women with the same dignity and respect that it treats men. It's truly a shame that around the world, women face inequity in terms of pay, employment, and even agency over their own bodies.

For all intents and purposes, International Men's Day takes place 364 days a year (although the actual celebration is Nov. 19). The absolute least we can do as a society is listen to the women on the single day they have set aside.

Watch the video below:

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In an interview with Fast Company, Gates said: "Can the social media companies be more helpful on these issues? What creativity do we have?" Sadly, the digital tools probably have been a net contributor to spreading what I consider to be crazy ideas."

According to Gates, crazy ideas aren't just limited to the internet. They are going beyond that. He doesn't see the logic behind not protecting yourself and others from coronavirus."Not wearing masks is hard to understand, because it is not that bothersome," he explained. "It is not expensive and yet some people feel it is a sign of freedom or something, despite risk of infecting people."


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