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10 Powerful Moments To Celebrate Women’s History Month

March 8 marks the 45th annual International Women’s Day since the United Nations formally observed it in 1975.

A marcher holds a sign with a drawing of a peach in the same of Donald Trump's head during the Woman's March in the borough of Manhattan in NY on January 18, 2020, USA. | Getty Images
A marcher holds a sign with a drawing of a peach in the same of Donald Trump's head during the Woman's March in the borough of Manhattan in NY on January 18, 2020, USA. | Getty Images

It’s Women’s History Month! March 8 marks the 45th annual International Women’s Day since the United Nations formally observed it in 1975.

While there are reasons to celebrate, the commemorative day is frequently co-opted for empowertising and other girl-power spirit that can often infantilize women more than help them achieve progress. 

Plus, a lot of the sentiment of progress around IWD doesn’t quite square up with current events: women are mourning the loss of a viable candidate for U.S. president, women’s reproductive rights have been threatened by a wave of restrictive abortion laws, and the killing of women based on gender, also known as femicide, remains a global problem.

Fortunately, NowThis has had the opportunity to meet, film, and follow many changemakers creating more space for women to achieve equality and speaking out about the discrimination they have faced based on gender.

Here are some of the most notable moments and analyses: