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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady R-Texas left listens to the committee's ranking member Rep. Richard Neal D-Mass. on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday

Wednesday is International Women's Day, which is usually celebrated in the United States with a feel-good events heralding the importance of women's rights. "In 1911, the first official International Women's Day rallies were held in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland".

- Show support for the day by sharing the celebratory artwork you may see at the top of News Feed, or by clicking on the "Explore Inspiring Stories" button to visit the #SheMeansBusiness site. Throughout history women have faced more inequality than in 2017, of course, but this is the world we're living in now, and this is the present and future we can impact most. They continue to inspire other women around.

In 2015, projections based on the Global Gender Gap Report data suggested that the economic gap could be closed within 118 years, or 2133.

But wait. back to women's rights. Educate your girl children, raise her and make her as inspiration for many.

However, the statistics still show huge disparities between men and women - particularly when it comes to family and domestic violence.

Women all over the world are participating in "A Day Without Women" on International Women's Day, Wednesday March 8th.

"We hope you enjoy the journey through time and space to learn about these phenomenal women", the statement adds. She can play different roles easily - ranging from a caring nurturer at home to a successful boss in an office.

The website also said A Day Without a Woman reaffirms the group's commitment to the Principles of Unity, which were collaboratively outlined for the Women's March.

Netflix also stated that if its staff wants to observe International Women's Day, they are free to do so.

In Kansas City, Missouri, City Gym, a woman-owned, trans-inclusive gym is planning a free Day Without A Woman workout session meant to provide "an opportunity for self care and to be in a community with like-minded individuals". Whether it's aviation, medical, engineering, politics, media, or any other profession, there is probably no arena where women have not marked their presence yet, and have not excelled. BuzzFeed reports that hundreds of teachers in North Carolina and Virginia indicated they'd be absent for Wednesday's "Day Without a Woman" protest, created to stand for the "equality, justice, and ... human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people".