"Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Many groups around the world choose different themes each year relevant to global and local gender issues.
The 2013 theme is the "GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM." Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. Celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women's equality." - United Nation International Women's Day
International Women's Day 2013:
Moderator: Christine Hadekal, Nutrition Advocacy Officier