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International Women’s Day
March 8, 2020
An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world?
When did it begin?
Although the day wasn’t officially recognized until 1977 by the United Nations, the history of the celebration can be traced back to the early 20th century, thanks to labor movements across North America and Europe.
Members of the women’s movement in Russia during World War I celebrated the first International Women’s Day on March 8, 1913 to peacefully protest the war. A year later, women across Europe held rallies in solidarity on that same date.
What is it about?
The United Nations is focusing this year on gender equality and human rights for all women and girls. The theme of the commemoration is: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.”
How can I get involved?
There are many ways to take part in International Women’s Day, from attending a festival to donating to a related cause.
You can find information on specific events in your area by searching here.
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.