International Women’s Day celebration

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. These events range from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events to local women's performances, fashion parades and more.

Many organisations also actively support International Women’s Day by organising internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, Accenture will be organising various events for its employees across 6 continents and expects more than 2,000 employees to participate in its International Women's Day activities. These activities include leadership development sessions, career workshops and corporate citizenship Corporate Citizenship.  

The Day is now an official holiday in China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'.

So make a difference, think globally and act locally. Make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.