Women’s Day Marked Worldwide

How are you celebrating International Women’s Day? March 8 marks the day, which the Los Angeles Times notes is an online sensation as Afghanistan has opened its first women’s Internet café and “Happy International Women’s Day” trending worldwide on Twitter. According to the day’s official website, the U.K. is said to be marking the day with 437 events while the U.S. is ringing it in with 253—including Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit. The day is meant to honor the plight of women around the world, various non profits and organizations marking the day by honoring mothers, wives and families, particularly in war-torn worlds. In some parts of the world, March 8 is a day to give women flowers and candy, much like Valentine’s or Mother’s Day in the U.S.