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March 08, 2019 - NBC News

What is International Women's Day and why does it still matter?

What is International Women's Day and why does it still matter?
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A year after #MeToo and #TimesUp, International Women's Day 2019 is a reminder of where we've been and where we want to go.

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global celebration of the economic, cultural, political and social achievements of women and, in the official organization’s own words, “a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” According to the IWD website, this year’s theme is, "Better the balance, better the world" or #BalanceforBetter, to advocate for more gender balanced lives.

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