International Women’s Day

Lindsey Millis


International Women’s Day is observed in countries around the world in order to commemorate all the momentous things women have achieved. International Women’s day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977. Despite the late acceptance of International Women’s Day by the UN, the United States has observed National Women’s Day since 1909. The European Socialist International has observed International Women’s Day since 1910. The UN International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8.[1]

2023 Theme- DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality:

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”. This theme was chosen to highlight the significant gender gap in the field of technology. According to UN Women, only twenty-two percent of people who work in artificial intelligence are women, which constitutes a huge gender gap in the field.[2] This International Women’s Day, UN Women is calling on all governments and the private sector to make the online world more inclusive and equitable to women around the world.[3]

How to participate in International Women’s Day:

  • Celebrate women who are creating change
  • Support women’s bodily autonomy
  • Create a workplace that is safe and accommodating to women
  • Praise women athletes
  • Encourage the women in your life

[1] “Background | International Women’s Day.” United Nations. United Nations. Accessed March 4, 2023.

[2] 2023, 1 March. “In Focus: International Women’s Day.” UN Women – Headquarters, March 1, 2023.

[3] “International Women’s Day 2023 Campaign Theme: Embrace Equity.” International Women’s Day. Accessed March 4, 2023.