Annually on 8 March, International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide by the United Nations and thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
The first International Women's Day was held March 19, 1911. The event grew from there and has been celebrated annually since. The focus is upon women workers, and advancing women's rights in the workforce, politics and society.
Over the years, IWD has increased in status with many global corporations running their own internal events or supporting external ones. The United States designates the whole month of March as Women's History Month.
So make a difference, think globally and act locally!! Make every day International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding. Global Calendar of Events