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International Women’s Day 2023: Advancing gender equality with technology
International Women’s Day, or IWD for short, was originally known as National Women’s Day and dates back to the 1908 protests by garment workers in New York City. Many women’s rights activists had rallied behind the idea and the first official celebration took place on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. In 1975 IWD became officially recognized by The United Nations as an annual event, with yearly themes set by the organization as focal points.