It's International Women's Day (hear that, ladies? we get a day!), and the United Nations has chosen gender parity as this year's theme. The international body wants to speed up progress towards reaching goals such as ending discrimination and violence against women and providing equal access to education.
"International Women’s Day is 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," reads a U.N. release.