Happy International Women’s Day!! Also known as International Working Women’s Day, marked every March 8th by celebrating and sending e-cards and gifts to the women who mean the most in your life. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
The 2013 theme: “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum” is the 2013 theme of our internationalwomensday.com website. Last year our 2012 theme was Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures which supported the United Nation’s (UN) first International Day of the Girl celebrated on 11 October 2012. The UN declares an International Women’s Day theme and for 2013 it is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. In 2012 it was “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”. Many organizations develop International Women’s Day themes relevant to their local contexts. For example, the European Parliament’s 2012 theme was “Equal pay for work of equal value”.
To learn more about International Women’s Day visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/.