Facebook Celebrates International Women's Day 2017
Facebook greets all ladies a happy International Women's Day 2017. The largest social networking site in the world has also created a dedicated page for the said celebration.
March 8, 2017 is a global day for women which aims to highlight the celebration of "social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women". It's officially called International Women's Day 2017 which "marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity."
As part of the worldwide celebration, Facebook is sharing wonderful stories of women, inspirational messages and women's contribution on various areas including all aspects of knowledge that has been developed by women around the globe.
In your news feed, you might randomly encounter the message "Honoring International Women's Day". It comes with a heartwarming note to women that reads, "Let's celebrate the amazing contributions women make to our world and our future."
A famous line of Malala Yousafzai is also included in the message.
“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.”
Facebook is encouring everyone to watch Live broadcasts by influential leaders, public figures and NGOs in this incredible one-day event.
Facebook's insights indicated that 60% of women-run businesses report positive future outlooks, 59% of women-run businesses are 3 years old or younger, and 68% of women-run businesses are sole proprietorships. These diversified information proves that women are truly empowered to achieve more success in their lives.
Brief History of International Women's Day (IWD)
The celebration has been dated back to the early 1900s, a time when radical ideologies from various sectors bloomed in the industrialized world. International Women's Day is a collective initiative. For more information about this global event, visit International Women's Day website and check some important timelines regarding this celebration.
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