International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc.
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2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony
March 8, 2012 11:00 AM EST
Hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton