Each year on March 8, women all over the world celebrate International Women's Day. They day is celebrated in order to build awareness of issues related specifically to the various struggles women face in terms of respect, appreciations, and political and social equality.
The holiday was first celebrated in 1909 and has since grown into a world wide movement. Each year various organizations choose themes which focus on different issues concerning women; for example the United Nations' theme for 2012 is Empower Rural Women-End Hunger and Poverty, and the theme of the International Women's Day Website is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures....
Visit internationalwomensday.com for more information on events around the globe and get information on how to become involved in the ongoing movement for gender equality in the 21st century.