International Women's Day 2012

International Women's Day Around the World

International Women's Day Around the World

Happy International Women's Day! This day to celebrate and empower women has evolved over the years, beginning as a Socialist political event in 1909, and now varying in its celebrations country by country. Depending on where you are, International Women's Day could be highly political, a day to celebrate women's achievements, used for protesting violence against women or fighting for women's rights, or a time to honor the women in your life with flowers and candy. From soccer games to fashion shows to heated rallies to topless protesting, see how women in leadership and beyond are recognizing International Women's Day around the world now!

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