International Women's Day! Also, did you know that March is Women's History Month? International Women's Day (IWD), originally coined International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8th every year. The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013 is "The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum – A modern progressive world needs equality" In many countries, International Women's Day is an occasion to honor and praise women for their accomplishments. Join International Women’s Day on Facebook at facebook/internationalwomensday and for breaking news follow #womensday. International Women's Day is an annual day observed in many nations around the world on March 8 each year. (Jumping Woman photo above by kongsky / freedigitalphotos.net)
President Barack Obama proclaimed March 2011 to be "Women's History Month", calling Americans to mark IWD by reflecting on "the extraordinary accomplishments of women" in shaping the country's history. Also, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the "100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges", on the eve of IWD.
Above photo taken by U.S.Army Photographer: Spc Tobey White, is of U.S. Army Lt. Col. Pam Moody, 319th ADT, and resident of Indianapolis, Ind. Here she hands out pencils to Afghan women at the International Women's Day gathering held in Khowst City, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, March 8, 2011.
Every year events take place on March 8th to commemorate the anniversary of International Women's Day. In 2011, IWD's 100th anniversary, 100 countries participated in events.
Kudos to all women for all we do!
Resources for Women’s History Month: