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Every 8 of  March, millions of people celebrate International Women’s Day.

In China, women get the day off work.

In Italy, women are given flowers.

In Cameroon, women dance in the streets. 

But in many other countries, it passes largely unnoticed.

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March 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. Many groups around the world choose different themes each year relevant to global and local gender issues.

“Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.  

 

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