International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Yet progress has slowed in many places across the world, so global action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
In 2016 leaders across the world pledged to take action as champions of gender parity
- not only for International Women's Day, but for every day.
Groups and individuals also pledged their support.
To learn more and get involved visit the Official International Women's Day website.