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It was on March 8, 1908, that 15,000 female garment workers, marched through New York City's Lower East Side and rallied at Union Square, demanding economic and political rights that included better pay, voting rights and shorter working hours. In 1910, at the International Women's Conference with 100 women from 17 countries, held in Copenhagen, the International Women's day began.

A great way to introduce younger kids to Women's Day is to start off the day with an age appropriate story about an influential girl or woman. This year's European Development Days will focus on the vital role of women and girls in sustainable development, their equal participation and leadership in all walks of life.

Renault, the number One European automotive brand in India, is celebrating the International Women's Day with zeal and enthusiasm for their remarkable achievements in diverse spheres of life.

In 1911, the day was observed for the first time by over a million of men and women who attended rallies.

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We can attest to many women featuring in powerful positions.

The ILO also found that only 50% of the world's women work, compared with 77% of men. Since the start of my tenure past year, I have set change in motion at United Nations headquarters, in our peacekeeping missions and in all our offices worldwide. Women's Day 2018 falls on a Thursday.

The first of this series of interviews will be released on 8 March 2018, and a weekly update thereafter - so please stay posted through our daily newsletter, HR Bulletin.

Then, on the 29th, we close the month of celebration in grand style with a cocktail and awards ceremony at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre, where, this year, we will be honouring our women in small business.

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"And while we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day". As minister with responsibility for gender affairs, I therefore make a special appeal for you to join us in the cause of uplifting our women and by extension, uplifting our nation. There are many who question the need for the day in today's changed times.

This year the theme of the day is #PressforProgress.

And we acknowledge the strong commitment by Pacific governments, community organisations and the dedicated and talented women activists and leaders, who are all working to advance gender equality across the Pacific region - to ensure women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men. The Belfast Ukulele Orchestra, three female Roller Derby teams and representatives of Women and State Pension Inequality will be joining other groups on the march. It's International Women's Day, let's thank all the women's in our lives - mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, daughters, friends and colleagues. We brought together more than 5,000 women, girls, and allies in Washington, D.C. - and countless more online - to share solutions to the problems we still face.

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