International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
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.
Since the 2000's the tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends and colleagues with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
The United Nations (UN) theme for International Women's Day 2013 is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women." While International Women's Day 2013 has declared the year's theme as "The gender agenda: Gaining momentum."
In celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March, 2013 - we've included some interesting reads for women to be kept up-to-date, with simple and creative health and wellness tips - to a healthier rejuvenated lifestyle. Here are a few interesting topics: