March 8, marks, the International Women’s Day, a day that is celebrated each year particularly, is a time for asserting women’s political and social rights and for reviewing the progress made by women. If we look around, we find there’s hardly any arena left where women have not made any unprecedented progress yet, their condition is deplorable. 8th March 2007 marks the 150-year anniversary of a garment factory workers’ strike in New York City the first recorded organized action by working women anywhere in the world. The women were campaigning for better working conditions and equal rights. United Nations 2007 Theme The United Nation’s theme for International Women’s Day 2007 is Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls. Despite the many leaps and bounds that many countries have made in stopping violence against women and girls, it still exists. The evidence, worldwide, is chilling and not to be ignored or forgotten. This year, the United Nation’s theme for International Women’s Day is based on ending this violence. If we take a quick look across the globe, we find: 1. Women going in for self-immolation in Afghanistan. 2. Growing practice of women executions by Shiite Militias in Iraq. 3. Sexual violence is mounting in Darfur. 4. Graph of domestic violence escalating in Korea. 5. No end to violence against women in Pakistan. 6. ‘Honor Killings’, a deep-seated tradition in Turkey. 7. Monster of domestic violence engulfing women in Mozambique. 8. Women stuck in the labyrinth of family violence in New Zealand. 9. Domestic abuse, silent killer of women in Vietnam. 10. Status of women in Taiwan is still grim. 11. Violence against women escalates, despite an end to war in Angola. 12. Violence against women plaguing Algeria. 13. Deplorable plight of women in Syria. 14. Domestic violence in South Asia, tolerating the intolerable. 15. Women abuse, a distressing sight in Maldives. 16. Women victims of violence in Rome. 17. Escalating graph of women abuse in Canada. 18. Discrimination persists in workplace, despite the ranks have changed for women in Japan. Bottom line Media discuss the issue continuously but has it really affected the target audience that is the question. However, I can say that there is at least awareness of the problem and with awareness will come a higher sensitivity and less tolerance towards those who commit these kinds of crimes. Various NGOs and organizations are committed to work for the cause at various national and international levels. We are hopeful that the numbers of women killed/abused will recede even more in the upcoming years.