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International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It’s a global day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work remaining to be done.

Factoids

The beginnings of International Women's Day can be traced back to the early twentieth century. It emerged from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and reflected a growing call for women’s equal participation in society.
March 19, 1911 International Women's Day first took place on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. That day, over a million women and men attended public events to show their support.
1975 The United Nations recognized 1975 as International Women's Year and began celebrating March 8 as International Women's Day.
According to the latest gender gap report from the World Economic Forum, it will take 268 years to achieve economic gender parity worldwide. That’s 10 generations of women who are to be paid less than men3!