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International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements throughout the world.  Its purpose is to promote women’s equality, encourage support for repressed women and promote appreciation toward women everywhere. Many organizations, including the United Nations use this day to celebrate extraordinary achievements of ordinary women.

The first day dedicated to women was established in 1911, and it was observed for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19th.  In 1975 during International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2016

International Women’s Day Theme:  The International Woman’s Day theme for 2016 is to take action to accelerate gender parity; the condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay. 

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