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International Women’s Day – Inspiring Change

International Women’s Day Is March 8, 2015

Found In: international relations

“Make it Happen” is the theme of International Women’s Day. This theme encourages effective action for advancing and recognizing women.

International Women’s Day, March 8, has its roots in the early twentieth century labor union movement. The courageous and pioneering women who rallied in the streets for better working conditions set aside a day to demand equality and an end to the discrimination faced by women worldwide. It was first celebrated in 1911. Today, International Women’s Day is a national holiday in twenty-seven countries and is the focus of thousands of events held across the world. While numerous advancements have been made since the first International Women’s Day over a century ago, the struggle for equality continues.


  • Education International Statement for International Women’s Day
  • Unite for Quality Education
  • International Women’s Day
  • Women’s Information Network