The definition on IWD is as follows: "International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday."
There will of course be those who say that IWD is unnecessary and that men should get their special day too. And to that I would like to say no thanks, the pay is still not equal for men and women, there is still a glass ceiling to push through and in some countries women can't vote. The sisterhood is important and we should be supporting each other and thinking of those who don't have the priviliges we do. I am fortunate in the sense that I have always been told I can do things, never the other way around. I have a big brother and a little sister and we have all been given the same opportunities and support.
Be grateful and think of the special women in your life. Today is a wonderful day for the sisterhood and it should be acknowledged.