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World celebrates women


On March 8 each year, women pause to reflect on their achievements and celebrate one another world over.

This year theme is #BalanceforBetter. It is a call-to-action for everyone everywhere to work towards a gender balanced world. The world should be ready for more than 40 percent of women in all positions in the workplace.

And when this is achieved, the world will be a better place.

International Women’s Day accords the world a chance to focus on women and the journey made over the years to ensure there is a level playing field for both men and women.

The day came up as a result of women feeling oppressed just because of their gender. They purposefully rose up to change the status quo.

This is how the day came to be:


Organisations took to social media, especially Twitter, to acknowledge women.

Here are some of the comments Gemnet picked:


You can also read:

Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

And Google was not left behind in wishing women

Google’s wishes all ladies a happy International Women’s Day



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