All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.
Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
Various organisations identify their own International Women’s Day theme, specific to their local context and interests. Many charities, NGOs and Governments also adopt a relevant theme or campaign to mark the day. For example, organisations like the UN, Oxfam, Women for Women, Care International, Plan, World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and more – run exciting and powerful campaigns that raise awareness and encourage donations for good causes. The UN has been declaring an annual equality theme for many years.
Author: Stephanie Sandoval
Stephanie Sandoval has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Sociology as well as a Master of Arts degree in Humanities with an emphasis in English and Cultural Studies from Mount Saint Mary’s University. Her master’s thesis discusses literary characters that challenge gender conventional standards. Always studious, Stephanie successfully managed to be on the Dean’s List for all four of her undergraduate years. In 2007, she received the Ursula Williams Award for Writing, an honor from her alma mater. She has volunteered her researching, writing, and editing expertise to non-profit organizations such as Breathe California of Los Angeles County, American Friends Service Committee andTwo Wings.