Celebrating International Womens Day

The Football Association is celebrating International Women’s Day next Tuesday by hosting a series of Twitter Q&As with women working across the...

The annual event celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and is acknowledged with events and activity around the globe.

The FA will be making its contribution by profiling BAME coach of the year Amirah Rahman, who will answer questions on Saturday 5 March, with Arsenal matchday steward Mary Ferrie in the hotseat on Sunday 6 March.

On Monday 7 March The FA's operations director Julie Harrington will field your queries – and the day itself will be marked by a Q&A with an England star live from the #SheBelieves Cup in the US.

From women's suffrage to equal parenting and representation in politics, International Women's Day (IWD) has celebrated the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women for more than 100 years. The day is observed on 8 March and is about celebration, reflection, advocacy and action, both locally and at a global level.

The International Women’s Day theme for 2016 is Pledge for Parity. This year, the organisers of IWD are asking supporters to #PledgeForParity to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly; whether to help girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, end workplace bias or develop a more inclusive culture

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