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International Women's Day

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day annually celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women's achievements.

Marked annually on March 8, it is one of the most important days of the year to:

raise awareness about issues of women's inequality

celebrate women's achievements

lobby for accelerated gender parity

fundraise for female-focused charities

2023 International Women's Day: #EmbraceEquity

 Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women's achievements. The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity theme seeks to help forge a worldwide conversation about this important issue and its impact. Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's a critical call to understand the difference between equity and equality.

2022 International Women's Day: #BreakTheBias

The theme for 2022, #BreakTheBias, emphasizes women’s achievements while encouraging all to strive for inclusion and equity. #BreakTheBias celebrates differences by breaking down stereotypes and recognizing women’s diverse strengths. We will help #BreakTheBias locally by hearing from the speakers about their own lives and how they have overcome obstacles. Harnessing the power of women’s stories, together we celebrate all women's achievements, raise awareness against bias that still present challenges for many women, and take action for equality for women in our communities and around the world.

2019 International Women's Day: #BalanceForBetter