International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.
2012 International Women's Day
The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty. In many countries, International Women's Day is an occasion to honor and praise women for their accomplishments.
On the occasion of International Women's Day 2012, the ICRC is calling for more action to help the mothers and wives of people who have gone missing during armed conflict. The vast majority of people who go missing in connection with conflict are men. As well as the anguish of not knowing what has happened to the missing person, many of these women face economic and practical difficulties. The ICRC underlines the duty of parties to a conflict to search for the missing and provide information for the families.
International Women’s Day: Why ‘Rock the Lips?
International Women’s Day was inaugurated in 1910, when a German woman named Clara Zetkin proposed that every country devote a day to the needs and political demands of women — which, in those days, included the working rights and the right to vote.
Today, the day raises awareness of gender inequality issues and reminds us of what women have achieved since the first International Women’s Day more than 100 years ago. Rock the Lips, a social media effort launched by marketing agency AKQA, is one of many events this year to mark the annual commemoration.
“Rock the Lips is an awareness effort,” said Kristina Slade, creative director of AKQA, in an e-mail. “It's a way to spread knowledge that there even IS an International Women's Day, and to support the idea. We felt that a ‘celebrational’ angle would appeal to an untapped segment of women.”
You can celebrate it by applying red lipstick, taking an Instagram photo and submitting it to the Tumblr campaign Rock the Lips.
This is the photo I submitted
And in Lebanon, for this Women's day, Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel is having a special album with motivational quotes from Lebanese women to inspire the future.
This is mine
HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY ALL