Tuesday is International Women’s Day. Celebrated each year on March 8, the day aims to honor women’s economic, political and social achievements.
Some celebrate the day by wearing a purple ribbon.
Google celebrated this year with a Doodle video, the culmination of visits to 12 cities around the world and interviews with 337 girls and women who were asked to complete the sentence, “One day I will...”
Microsoft has made its own video for IWD, asking “Can you name any women inventors?”
The official website for International Women’s Day is using the #IWD2016 hashtag to promote events throughout the world.
The group is also calling on “champions of gender parity” to use the #PledgeForParity hashtag to promote gender parity.
“How will you mark the day?” reads a message calling for pledges to support women’s parity. “...let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.”
How are you celebrating International Women’s Day 2016? Post a comment and let locals know.