The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The theme for this year's International Women's Day is "Press for Progress: Transforming Women's Lives".
Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started.
Here's a sampling of what's going on around town Thursday for International Women's Day.
International Women's Day takes place on March 8 every year.
These include Women of the World Festival 2018 from 9th-11th March, The Marguerite International Women's Day Party on 8th March, International Women's Day Breakfast Morning on 8th March, Hip Hop Karaoke International Women's Day special on 8th March and Women in Focus Festival from 10th-11th March.
Cllr Ross Cassie from the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, Reverend Robert Smith from Rubislaw Church, Kate Ramsden from UNISON and Unite's Hailey Slate and Lina Jutila will also attend the event.
"But there is still more work to be done so that our content reflects the Australian population, so women are equally represented in the stories we tell, the experts we interview and the comedians who make us laugh". We can't claim success whenever there are women who aren't there yet. "Women's empowerment in the business sector in Georgia has been impressive in the last couple of years".
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In some circumstances, women have been told to just be grateful for what they have, like they do not deserve it, like it is an out-of-this-world favour.
It's you who are making the difference in so many lives - And I am one of them.
Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef was also at Davos, and sat on a panel to discuss gender, power and sexual harassment. It is celebrated annually on March 8.
We are also consistent in all aspects of all our policies, both inside the European Union and in our external action by promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.
Equality for women is, in the long run, good for both men and women's advancement.
Across the world, women earn on average 77% that of men and women with children can expect to earn less than childless women when they return to work, according to analysis by the International Labour Organisation.
International Women's Day is an event that is observed across the globe with the motive of women empowerment.
This year the theme of the day is #PressforProgress. In Nanaimo, women are marching. We brought together more than 5,000 women, girls, and allies in Washington, D.C. - and countless more online - to share solutions to the problems we still face.