All over the world women are participating in events to celebrate their achievements.
and to discuss how much still needs to be done to win the battle for equality with men.
In honour of International Women's Day, UN Women, an organization associated with the United Nations released a song, called "One Woman" to celebrate women from all over the world.
Recorded by more than 25 artists and musicians from around the world, the song sends a message of unity and solidarity to end violent crimes against women and girls.
To the tranquil sitar playing of Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of famed sitar player Ravi Shankar, male and female artists sing the chorus: "We are one woman, your world is mine and we shall shine".
This year, International Women's day is focusing on violence against women in a year where high profile cases like the shooting of teenager Malala Yousafzai and brutal gang rapes in India have gained world wide attention.
The project was created by UN Women, an organization associated with the United Nations and founded in 2011 to empower women and to improve women's lives around the world.
According to the UN, 7 out of 10 women around the world are still victims of violence - a major human rights violation.
For more information on how the song was made and its artists go to http://song.unwomen.org/
Background on International Women's Day
For more information, read a previo9us article I wrote on International Women's Day
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