Where does International Women’s Day come from? How are people observing it today? This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias.

By Al Jazeera Staff

As the world celebrates women, we take a look at the global day that has shaped society by highlighting issues that have affected women for many years.

International Women’s Day – celebrated annually on March 8 – is a day that commemorates the social, political and economic achievements of women.

Women in different parts of the world use this day to come together to celebrate one another and rally for equal treatment and representation.

International Women's Day

What’s the theme for International Women’s Day in 2022?

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

This year’s campaign is represented by the #BreakTheBias hashtag and calls on people to work towards a world that is equitable, inclusive, and free from bias and discrimination so the playing field is levelled for women moving forward.

“We have today the opportunity to put women and girls at the centre of our planning and action and to integrate gender perspectives into global and national laws and policies,” Sima Bahous, executive director of UN Women, said.

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