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Google honors 100th anniversary of International Women's Day

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The rights group Women for Women international and Google invite you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8.

Today's Google Doodle is a multi-colored image, with the "gle" transitioned into images of women as graduates and doctors.

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By gathering on 300 bridges in 50 countries, from New York to Rwanda, thousands of people are showing their support for women's rights and their accomplishments.

To see how you can participate, go to and click on the logo. You will be redirected to a 'Join women on the bridge' page. Google has incorporated an interactive map with pins showing where supporters are gathering across the globe.

Users have the ability to "check-in" in-person, and if you can't quite get out to a bridge in your area, you can still participate by checking in virtually. Google has also added links to websites of women's organizations to show support to a cause that you care about by making donations.

Celebrities are also getting involved, actor Daniel Craig, best known for portraying James Bond, shows his support towards women's equal rights by literally stepping into women's shoes in a new British television commercial (see video below).


In past doodles, Google has celebrated holidays as well as paid tribute to artists, inventors, and explorers, like Norman Rockwell, Thomas Edison, and Jules Verne. What has been your favorite?

How will you be participating in International Women's Day?