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International Women's Day 2019: celebrations and protests kick off around the globe – live | World news

Hack has released its fourth annual report on gender diversity in the Australian music industry. This year's By the numbers report shows that while the gender gap in the Australian music industry is narrowing on most measures, there is still a way to go before female artists are afforded the same radio airtime, time on festival stages, and money. Hack found that the earnings gap between male and female songwriters registered to APRA has narrowed by 11 cents per dollar since last year, with women now earning $ 0.88 for every $ 1 earned by male artists. And, triple j are also marking the International Women's Day by having an all-female line- up today. triple j(@ triplej) The rumors are true … We're bringing #GirlsToTheFront on #InternationalWomensDay – from the music to the presenters pic.twitter.com/LF1bM95VlJ March 7, 2019 The first countries to welcome in the International Women's Day are those in the Pacific – happy IWD to you, Pacific sisters! – and Vanuatu and the Department of Women's Affairs in Vanuatu have made this joyful video featuring more than 40 Pasifika women and girls. The video features music from the music group The Black Sistaz and Care Vanuatu writes it is "dedicated to all women and girl in Vanuatu. [embedded content] Welcome to our live coverage of International Women's Day. We will be covering the day as it unfolds across the globe from our offices in Sydney, London and New York. Last year, our IWD blog kicked off with an…

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