From the Wikepdeia Website: The United Nations began celebrating in International Women’s Day in the International Women’s Year, 1975. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
In a message in support of International Women’s Day, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres commented on how women’s rights were being “reduced, restricted and reversed”. With men still in leadership positions and a widening economic gender gap, he called for change “by empowering women at all levels, enabling their voices to be heard and giving them control over their own lives and over the future of our world”.
For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women’s_Day
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