International Women’s day

March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD), which has its origins in the protests, strikes and marches of women trade unionists. Over the years, IWD has evolved into an internationally recognised day to draw attention to womens’ rights and equal participation in all scenes of political, economic and social life.

Around this day every year, the International Trade Union Confederation is releasing special reports, videos or campaigns to bring public attention to the problems faced by women around the world.