Where: Everywhere around the globe
What: International Women's Day (IWD) 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.
Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote. International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. ~from International Women's Day website.
In the Twin Cities:
KFAI will celebrate IWD with 24 hours of programming starting at midnight March 9. This day of special broadcasting provides opportunities for women and girls voices and issues to be heard on the airwaves. All of the shows are produced and hosted by women and girls from the Twin cities. KFAI is a volunteer community based radio station. Tune to 90.3 in Minneapolis and 106.7 in St. Paul. Here is the programming for IWD day.