International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) which is celebrated annually across the world.
IWD is celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future.  Thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. 

It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements, regardless of divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.  This years theme is connecting girls, inspiring futures.

IWD is now an official holiday in many countries. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

Visit the IWD website for further details and for a list of events going on in your area.