It’s a chance to call for change, reflect on the progress made so far and honour the achievements of women around the world.
The day isn’t affiliated with a single group: each year, global governments, businesses, charities and women’s organisations come together to organise worldwide events including marches, talks, rallies and more.
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Mrs Keita and Mafoune met at an inclusive education project in Mali.
Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities to complete vocational training.
Ajuna volunteers as a medicine distributor in her community.
In India, a group of blind women are learning judo to help them feel safer on their own in public.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress, which aims to promote the push for gender equality and inclusivity, and encourage people around the world to continue the vocal fight for equality.
In lower-income countries, women make up three quarters of all people with disabilities. These women often face double, if not triple, discrimination: for having a disability, for being female and for living in poverty.