WARDC also asked government to revise laws and administrative policies and practices that are denying women equal rights and access to economic resources while undertaking legal reforms that will give women full and equal access to economic resources.
The Zimbabwean-American actress and Tony Award-winning playwright says she was thankful to be handed the role of Okoye, who had nobility and put the needs of her country and people first.
As Witherspoon encouraged the women in the room to think about how they could help the woman next to them, her fellow panellist Danai Gurira told her story of seeing her own struggles reflected in women she has now met across the world.
".It brought a world that, go figure, women and men work shoulder to shoulder and their abilities are equally valued in a society", she said.
"Time is Now theme (of the UN) resonates strongly with our movement in light of the fact that almost four years after 276 girls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok in Borno State, 110 girls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Dapchi in Yobe State 17 days ago".
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a message to mark International Women's Day said: "We are at a pivotal moment for women's rights".
All over the world, women have rallied for their rights this March 8.
"We stop looking at our differences", one woman added.
The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations (UN).
What is International Women's Day? The publication also got an email by a representative of the fast food chain confirming that the upside-down arched marked the "celebration of women everywhere".
The worldwide wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations made against some of the biggest names in Hollywood was a damning indictment of the rampant gender equality in the movie industry. Women comprise only 13.5 percent of seats in the SC state legislature, the third lowest representation in the country, even though women make up 51 percent of the state's general population. "We are going to create more opportunity for each other".