Millions unite to celebrate International Women's Day - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Millions unite to celebrate International Women's Day

People from around the world celebrated women on March 8, which was International Women's Day.

Officially recognized in 1911, IWD is a global event that recognizes the economic, political and social achievements of women throughout history.

More than 1 million men and women supported the event to campaign. Every year, thousands of events are held worldwide to inspire, celebrate and to acknowledge women for their determination and success.

The theme for 2015, Make It Happen, celebrates the achievements of women while also lobbying for greater equality.

In the United States, the entire month of March is recognized as “Women's History Month.”

Since first being celebrated in the early 1900s, International Women's Day has evolved from just being a reminder of oppression to a celebration of the accomplishments and milestones women have overcame.

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