Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!
Check out this report in the New York Times about IWD events that are happening across the world.
And check out the Wikipedia entry for background on the history of the observance and its origins.
A lot of people in the United States don’t realize that International Women’s Day originated in America. For generations of Italians and Europeans, the observance has represented a day for reflecting on the rights and roles of women in the work place. It’s great to see the observance gain more prominence in America as well.