The first national Women's Day was observed in 1909 in the United States. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.
The UN theme for International Women's Day 2013 is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women," while International Women's Day 2013 has declared the year's theme as "The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum".
We've come a long way:) Be proud and let's continue to make a difference. Women and men still often do not enjoy the same opportunities, outcomes, rights and obligations in all spheres of life.
Have a wonderful day,