What is International Women's Day?

High profile figures of course took part, with everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon to Barack Obama and Emma Watson using their platforms to highlight the importance of the global day.

This year it was celebrated against the backdrop of loud and impactful conversations on how to bridge the gender gap on income and ending sexual harassment. 'Your husband's administration is undermining women every day.

The International Women's Day is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.

While the theme this year is progress, women should not forget last year's #BeBoldforChange theme. The dynamic illustrations featured on their site - that depict these women's power so beautifully - were created by designer Candice Massaria. "Not just today, but every day, let's work harder to make sure women and girls have the opportunities they need to reach their highest potential".

These fierce females - all activists and political pioneers - were and are our Wonder Women.

"When women have complete control over our reproductive rights", another woman said.

This year's theme for International Women's Day is a strong call to #PressforProgress, aiming to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "India is moving from women development to women-led development".

Chair of UN's 62nd CSW, H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason, formally welcomed participants to the session, addressing representatives of governments and civil society, women's and youth organizations, media, and the private sectors from all over the world.

"We're delighted to be involved in celebrations for this global movement, which we wholeheartedly support, and hope our employees relish the opportunity to participate in the name of all of the women in their lives". We're no longer going to be harassed.

My Administration is also supporting women in the United States by empowering them to continue driving the success of our Nation.

Al Darabi said that one of the main initiatives of UNIC for 2018 is women development and to transfer the momentum to relentlessly working towards giving them equal rights in the society.

"Women are the driving force at West Elm, making up 73 percent of our team-a number we are incredibly proud of", says Alex Bellos, the company's president.

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