Did you know that International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8th? For news from around the world on International Women’s Day 2011, click here. Events are scheduled to take place in more than 100 countries around the world to commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
In the United States, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 2011 to be “Women’s History Month,” calling Americans to mark IWD by reflecting on “the extraordinary accomplishments of women” in shaping the country’s history. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the “100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges” on the eve of IWD.