All around the world, International Women’s Day on March 8th represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. ‘Make It Happen’ is the 2015 theme to encourage effective action for advancing and recognising women. Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Various organisations identify their own International Women’s Day theme, specific to their local context and interests. Many charities, NGOs and Governments also adopt a relevant theme or campaign to mark the day. For example, organisations like the UN, Oxfam, Women for Women, Care International, Plan, World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and more – run exciting and powerful campaigns that raise awareness and encourage donations for good causes.