By UN Women – On this International Women’s Day, UN Women celebrates the women who have changed the world through their words and actions. From grassroots campaigns to global movements, women’s activism over the decades has paved the way for women’s rights and a more equal future.

Today is a day to reflect on the progress made and to stand up for change. The time is now.

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