International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.
This years theme is #BalanceforBetter
– Better the balance. Better the World
The future is exciting. Let’s build a gender-balanced world.
Make IWD your day – everyday.
Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere.
From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.
IWD is not country, group or organization specific.
Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter.
Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.