March 8 is International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a time to ‘celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities’.
International Women’s Day was started by the women who fought for equal voting rights in the early 1900s. Since then, the UN has used the Day to support and celebrate women who are changing the world in many different ways.
The theme this year is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’. We can be inspired by women who are working with new ideas and new technologies to make the world a better place.
Learn more about this year’s UN International Women’s Day.