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International Women's Day is powered by the collective efforts of all

Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day successful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." So make International Women's Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. 

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women's achievements
  • raise awareness about women's equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities

100 Women Who Changed the World

Which woman has had the biggest impact on world history? 

View a shortlist of 100 figures selected by 10 experts. Here are 100 of the most influential and important women in history – both famous and lesser-known – that have changed the world. 

Women's Suffrage Timeline

From the first petition to the first female MP, follow the key events during the campaign for female suffrage.

Explore the campaign for women’s suffrage in the UK

The History of Women’s Day

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

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Watch Kamala Harris's first speech to the nation as vice president-elect

It's official: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the next president and vice president of the United States of America.

After a nail-biter of an election that never seemed to end, the Biden-Harris campaign officially clinched the win for the White House and took to the stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, November 7, to address the nation.

For her speech, Harris reflected on the historic nature of her win, as the first woman and first woman of color to be elected vice president in American history. "While I may be the first woman in this office," she said, "I will not be the last.