What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognised each year on March 8. Is is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organisations, corporations and charities.
The day is marked around the world with arts performances, talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches. Last year, there was a Google Doodle marking the celebration featuring women and girls across the world who complete the sentence ‘One day I will’, talking about their dreams and ambitions.
Happy International Women’s Day! What better way to celebrate our favorite holiday than sharing the voices and photos of women we are lucky to know, admire, and support. Now more than ever as we face new challenges and threats, women are resisting rollbacks and raising their voices to get loud for human rights.