"International Women's Day has been held on 8 March every year since 1913, and has been recognised by the United Nations since 1975.
The UN says it's a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
The theme of this year's day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030" - aiming to achieve global equality in areas such as education and end all forms of discrimination." ( BBC News)
In order to achieve a real equality between men and women, education plays a crucial role. Watch this video about the struggle of a Chadian girl, Fatna, to go to school to have a better life in the future.
What do you think about the HeForShe campaign? Do you think equlity is an important issue?
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