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PLEDGE THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, MARCH 8TH 2016
IWD 2016 campaign theme #PledgeForParity
Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. We have much to celebrate today on March 8th, International Women’s Day… But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places and it’s projected the gender won’t close for 117 years unless we do more now!
4GGL thanks IWD 2016 for this story!
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.