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International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8
Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 10:16:44-05

Wednesday, March 8 is International Women's Day. It is a day to commemorate the movement for women's rights.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, according to

We want to see photos of the women in your life who inspire you. Post them in the comments of this Facebook post. 


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Google is honoring the day with a Google Doodle that looks back and celebrates 13 remarkable women and their inspirational journeys. Watch the Google doodle below or head to to check it out. 

In honor of International Women's Day, many are protesting against gender discrimination. 

A strike is scheduled on Wednesday to recognize "the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socioeconomic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment and job insecurity." Read more about the strike here.