Today is International Women's Day, which takes place each year on March 8th. It's an opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments and voice of women throughout the world.

What is International Women's Day? According to Wikipedia:

"International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty. In many countries, International Women's Day is an occasion to honor and praise women for their accomplishments. In 2012, Oxfam America is inviting people to celebrate inspiring women in their lives by sending a free International Women’s Day e-Card or honoring a woman whose efforts make a difference in the fight against hunger and poverty with Oxfam’s International Women’s Day award.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working in more than 90 countries worldwide to find lasting solutions to poverty and related injustice around the world."