Each year around the world, International Womens Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Organisations, governments and womens groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues. Some years have seen global IWD themes honoured around the world, while in other years groups have preferred to localise their own themes to make them more specific and relevant. Below are some of the global United Nation themes used for International Womens Day to date: 2011: Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women - 2010: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all - 2009: Women and men united to end violence against women and girls - 2008: Investing in Women and Girls - 2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls - 2006: Women in decision-making - 2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future - 2004: Women and HIV/AIDS - 2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals - 2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities - 2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts - 2000: Women Uniting for Peace - 1999: World Free of Violence against Women - 1998: Women and Human Rights - 1997: Women at the Peace Table - 1996: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future - 1975: First IWD celebrated by the United Nations For this year, Tanzania will celebrate IWD in style with a number of activities: On 7th March Monday The United Nations and Tanzania will hold a symposium with the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to explore pathways to decent work for women in Tanzania as part of celebrations to mark the 100th International Womens Day.The symposium will be held in Dodoma, to be followed by a procession to Parliament buildings, to seek the governments ratification of the International Labour Organisations Convention 183 on maternity protection. On the 8th of March, Tuesday, the UN will support the 2011 Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards, which pay tribute to exceptional women who have made a difference in their communities through business, science and technology and education.At the ceremony to be held in Dar es Salaam, the UN will launch a song by renowned Tanzanian artists Lady Jay Dee, Mzungu kichaa and Fid Q, that aims to raise young peoples awareness on issues related to maternal health. LETS CELEBRATE OUR DAY!