In Russia, it is a day on which men are expected to buy flowers for wives, girlfriends, mothers, daughters, and grandmothers.
And in many countries March 8 is a national holiday.
This is the day when people around the world mark International Women’s Day, a day that is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women, and recognising the need for greater equality.
This year the theme is #MakeItHappen.
Check out this video, in which Ford of Europe’s Barb Samardzich and Donya Urwin talk about their experiences as women working at Ford – and what International Women’s Day means to them.