Around the world, 8 March is marked in many different ways. For some it’s a designated public holiday, for others it’s a day to give gifts such as flowers and chocolates, and especially recognise mothers.
Whatever you’re doing today, take a moment to think about what International Women’s Day symbolises. It’s a day to celebrate, respect, appreciate and honour the women in our lives. A day to honour women’s economic, political and social achievements. A day to acknowledge women’s political and human rights. And a day to increase political and social awareness to prompt action on the ongoing challenge for freedom that women face worldwide.