March 8 marks International Women's Day, an annual, global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released a statement on the occasion, expressing gratitute to women around the globe who have made contributions to benefit society and reaffirmed the United States' support for women who are working to enact change in their communities around the world.
.@SecPompeo: U.S. is proud to observe #IWD2019. We extend our gratitude to the diverse women & girls around globe who have made vast contributions in lifting up those facing challenges & put their own communities & countries on a path to greater progress. https://t.co/2h1mS7zlpo pic.twitter.com/g9yzru0lvJ— Department of State (@StateDept) March 8, 2019
U.S. government leaders and agencies in Washington, DC as well as U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad joined in recognizing International Women's Day by sharing messages, highlighting admirable women, historic facts, and women's empowerment programs around the world. Here are some highlights:
On International Women’s Day, we honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses...https://t.co/VVnkuBPmhA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019
On #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women across the globe in all disciplines from science, to tech, to education, to the arts, to government, to our military. Our nation & economy thrives when women succeed. https://t.co/YezAA7y7iW— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 8, 2019
We’re celebrating #InternationalWomensDay by supporting #WGDP @IvankaTrump & @GenderAtState who are advancing #WomensEconomicEmpowerment! Check out https://t.co/RcxoJAJPKx to learn how U.S. #foreignassistance supports women thriving in the global economy! #WomenofCourage #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/SzU3EXvWBK— Foreign Assistance (@ForeignAsst_gov) March 8, 2019
Proud to work with so many strong women in @APEC, where we aim to increase women in science and tech fields and address legal and regulatory barriers to women in the workforce. #APECChile2019 #WomenInSTEM #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/HoHBBFpzPR— EAP Bureau (@USAsiaPacific) March 8, 2019
Meet our #SHEroes! From all corners of the, from responding to disasters to disease outbreaks, these women give their all to saving lives.— USAID/Food for Peace (@USAIDFFP) March 8, 2019
On #InternationalWomensDay, read about their journeys to becoming #humanitarian leaders! https://t.co/fbmF1Sf7bV #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/8Z6wU2QKmm
We celebrated #IWD by having @usembbrussels & @US2EU college athletes talk about how Title IX changed their lives – followed by a viewing of “A League of Their Own.” Share your pictures to let us know how you commemorate #IWD!— US Embassy Brussels (@usembbrussels) March 8, 2019
Curious about Title IX? https://t.co/Kufl018puO pic.twitter.com/GRFUvtAeVA
Let’s celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by introducing Patricia Roberts Harris (1924–1985), the first African-American woman to hold a U.S. Cabinet position, serve as a U.S. ambassador, and head a law school. #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter pic.twitter.com/8XIOQ6ZS9A— U.S.Embassy Kinshasa (@USEmbKinshasa) March 8, 2019
En cette #JIF2019, ns supportons «Femmes, actrices du changement ds le dév. écon. & social», un projet du Prog. de Leadership des Visiteurs Internationaux.— U.S. Embassy Haiti (@USEmbassyHaiti) March 8, 2019
On this #IWD2019, we're proud to support “Women as Change Makers in ECON & Social Dev.”:https://t.co/h6AXrJJvAi @StateIVLP pic.twitter.com/zI4I902i2Q
Happy International Women's Day! We asked our staff which Canadian women most inspired them and here's what they said. #IWD2019 @LGLizDowdeswell @KimCattrall @IamSandraOh @GGJuliePayette pic.twitter.com/XpqV76GC3P— US Consulate Toronto (@usconstoronto) March 8, 2019
A salute to @NASA researcher @E_Antoniadou whose world-renowned work on lifesaving organ transplant therapies made her a “shoo-in” as the first #Greek @Barbie & part of a series of role model dolls designed to inspire in honor of #InternationalWomensDay. https://t.co/b1Dc22rkq4 pic.twitter.com/mYE7nxFsxm— U.S. Embassy Athens (@USEmbassyAthens) March 8, 2019
La #OTAN se esfuerza en garantizar que la mujer tenga una representación adecuada como militares, civiles y en la toma de decisiones. Juntos, hombres y mujeres, somos más fuertes. #WeAreNATO #IWD2019 @USNATO pic.twitter.com/R6eCG5thvB— US Embassy Madrid (@USembassyMadrid) March 8, 2019
To celebrate #IWD2019, Ambassador Rebecca Gonzales shared a moment with all women at the U.S. Embassy today expressing her appreciation for the work they do. Additionally, Ambassador Gonzales penned this Op-Ed: https://t.co/wSdiTfCFEM which was also published in some newspapers. pic.twitter.com/T8c1aMqdCO— U.S. Embassy Maseru (@usembassymaseru) March 8, 2019
For more information:
- Follow #InternationalWomensDay and #IWD2019 hashtags on social media.
- Read Secretary Pompeo's Satement on Observance of International Women's Day
- Office of Global Women's Issues
- 2019 International Women of Courage