International Women’s Day: March 8th

What is International Women’s Day ?

It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It’s difficult to know when International Women’s Day (IWD) as we know it, began. For a more detailed chronology, see


In 2017, the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership identified ten young women champions and highlighted the work that they are doing in their communities as change makers.

We put together a photo campaign to highlight each champion and their key messages.

We also launched a blog series to profile their work in detail, which can be read here!

Our 2016 campaign can be accessed here!