International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th, connects women around the world and inspires them to achieve their full potential.
This internationally recognized day celebrates women’s accomplishments throughout history. In addition to honoring women’s achievements, IWD brings attention to the many injustices committed against women. It also calls for more progress toward gender equality.
8th March Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable work of women around the world. It highlights the progress women have made in their struggle for economic, social, cultural and political equality and It honors international women who have promoted women’s rights in their own countries though courage, leadership, or resourcefulness.
International Women’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1909. European countries began to celebrate International Women’s Day in 1911. Today IWD is observed as an official holiday in many countries. People around the world now celebrate IWD by holding fundraisers, festivals, demonstrations, and conferences, as well as by giving awards. The International Women of Courage Award is presented by the United States Department of State.
The mimosa (technically, the Silver Wattle) is the symbol of the celebrations of Women’s day in Italy