It's International Women's Day. A day to honor women's impact on world history, further the cause of equal rights for women everywhere, and appreciate the women in our own families and communities who make important contributions to our daily lives.
So what are you doing to celebrate?
If you're still looking for something to do, you could hold a dinner party on behalf of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood to raise awareness about the need to improve pregnant women's access to medical care. You could attend a local Join Women on the Bridge event on behalf of Women for Women, an non-profit organization that helps women in war-torn countries escape and recover from the cycle of violence.
You could watch influential women speakers discuss their world-changing work over at the TED blog, or visit WomenCount to read profiles of women running for public office. You could sign Change.org's petition to persuade Congress to pass the International Violence Against Women Act, a bill that would integrate U.N.-recommended measures to prevent violence against women into all U.S. foreign aid missions.
You could donate to organizations that work to empoyer impoverished women and girls, like CARE or Barefoot College. You could send your favorite women International Women's Day ecards through Care2 (and earn credits toward charitable donations that you can later direct to charities that assist women).
Or, you could tell us about the great International Women's Day events you've attended or read about, or point us toward great posts about International Women's Day here in our comment section.