Happy International Women's Day 2018!

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What is the theme and history behind why we celebrate?

#PressforProgress

The event first started to campaign for better pay and rights for women, but is now aimed at inspiring females across the world - here's the meaning of Women's Day and origin behind it.

It is a global celebration which aims to inspire women in countries across the world.

This year International Women's Day falls on Thursday, March 8.

The tradition began with the first National Women's Day in 1909 and its roots are in campaigning for better pay and voting rights.

Today, events will take place across the world to celebrate the achievements of women and hopefully inspire others with the theme "A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive."

In Ethiopia the day will be celebrated for the 42nd time. Hawassa University will celebrate the day colorfully on the coming Wednesday, March 14 2018.

Hawassa University

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