Groups mark International Women’s Day on social media

Since 1975, the United Nations has been celebrating International Women’s Day each year on March 8. This year’s theme is “Equality for women is progress for all.”

Organizations, international corporations and celebrities from around the globe took to social media on Saturday to mark the event.

Some posts are celebratory — others cautionary.

The current state of women in the world’s workforce was also detailed earlier this year in The World Bank’s “Gender at Work” companion to the World Development Report on Jobs.

Women's World Daily -- figures from The World Bank's Gender at Work report.

Women’s World Daily — figures from The World Bank’s Gender at Work report. Credit: Kristin Miller/NewsHour Weekend

Official UN observances of International Women’s Day were held in New York on March 7.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the event:

For more on International Women’s Day, you can also watch the UN’s playlist of related videos:

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