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International Women's Day 2012

It’s a Virtual Party and You're Invited!

International Women's Day 2012:
Celebrate with Your World Pulse Sisters & Brothers Across the Globe
What will you bring to the party?
Click on the map to witness a global
gathering of women celebrating women
or click here to see all stories.

What will you bring to the party?
Here are some ideas.

In your journal:

  • Describe in colorful detail what an IWD celebration looks like in your community.
  • Share the lyrics of a celebratory song that honors women in your culture.
  • Write a poem to honor the everyday women who are making a difference locally or globally.
  • Tell us a story about your most memorable IWD.
  • Imagine a world that honors women every day—what would it look like?
  • Post a video, a photo, or other vivid artistic interpretation to bring your celebration online.


  • Get creative, you decide!

How do YOU celebrate International Women’s Day?

Building a world which celebrates women is vital to shifting the global paradigm for women’s equality. Sometimes advancing this change means trading the picket sign for your party shoes and celebrating ourselves and the women who inspire us.

We’re hosting an online party, mapping celebrations across the globe to highlight the collective energy of women celebrating women. And we want to hear from you!

This March, join World Pulse in championing courage, innovation, and possibility with women and men from 190 countries.

Map your celebration for a chance to win a Flip camera!

Tell us what International Women’s Day looks like in your country, your community, or your home. Over the years, we’ve heard about inspiring events like street marches in Rio, maternal health workshops in Uganda, dance parties in Moscow, and fundraising galas in New York. What does IWD 2012 look like for you?

Three Ways to Join the Party


Submit a Story
Put your celebration on the map! To be entered in our drawing to win a Flip camera, submit a story, video, photo, or other creative expression through your journal and join our virtual International Women’s Day party. Be sure to tag your journal IWD2012.


Celebrate with Sisters Worldwide!
Learn how women around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day. Click on the map to hear from women in India, Nigeria, or Barbados. Inspired? Leave a supportive comment to acknowledge each woman’s contribution to the party.


Honor Someone Special
Make a gift to World Pulse in honor of someone special this International Women's Day and celebrate the positive contributions she’s made to your life! By supporting World Pulse, you provide critical funding for our efforts to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world.

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