International Women’s Day 2014

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

The above paragraph is from the About Page of International Women’s Day. Did you know that IWD is a holiday in some countries? Their About Page (under the 2000 and beyond section) lists the countries that have declared it a holiday.

The theme for 2014 is Inspiring Change. You can visit the IWD site and be inspired by women’s artwork and stories, find out if there are any events in your area  or watch a variety of videos such as how women can be agents of change.

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5 comments

  1. Thanks for reminding us that IWD is here! I didn’t realize that it was a holiday in some countries. It should be one every where.
    Inspiring change is a great theme. I’ve reblogged this as it is a great tribute to this special day.

    1. I didn’t realize it was this weekend! Wasn’t in the news until yesterday. I wish it was more widely promoted. I’m good with it being a holiday here but think they should have a men’s holiday as well.

        1. Hmmm… I think there are enough special, yet different, qualities between men and women that we could celebrate 2 separate days. Though I see where you’re going with a person’s day.

  2. Reblogged this on Phylor's Blog and commented:
    As Sunshine and Chaos suggests, the IWD site is well worth visiting.
    Let’s all aim to “inspire change” in 2014. Changes big or small, by thought or deed, by words or pictures, by ourselves or with others.

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