The first International Women’s Day occurred on March 19 in 1911. Later The International Women’s Day date was moved to March 8 in 1913. From then International Women’s Day events are held worldwide on March 8. Various women, including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak at various events on the day. Such events may include seminars, conferences, luncheons, dinners or breakfasts.Events are held by many types of groups including women's networks, corporations, charities, educational institutions, government bodies, political parties and the media.
International Women's Day 2016 campaign theme
The theme of IWD 2016 is 'Pledge for Parity'. , Continuously, women have been contributing to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places.
The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve Global Gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.