Each year around the world, hundreds of events occur throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. This year will see thousands of events globally for the first time.
The theme for International Women's Day 2011 is:
In adopting its resolution on the observance of Women's Day, the General Assembly cited two reasons:
to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women;
and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.
For the women of the world, the Day's symbolism has a wider meaning: It is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change.
Do you have something to share on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day? What are the pressing issues for women in your country?
Get your voice heard:
1. Write your message on a bit of paper (or an envelope, or a post-it-note, or a napkin, or your hand...or anything at all) - write it clearly so we can read it
2. Take a picture (mobile or webcam is fine)
4. Tell us who you are, where you’re from and what your message means to you
Click through to The GALLERY.
Here are a few Examples: