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International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Today, the global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

JA Worldwide’s senior leadership team (60% women) and the larger JA network (with counts more women than men in member-country executive-director positions) celebrate International Women’s Day each year. Learn more about the day.