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International Women's Day is a day to celebrate women everywhere, but also a day to advance women's issues. In 2018, that means building on the momentum of the #MeToo movement and encouraging people to become active in women's causes. And what better way to get you pumped and ready to change the world than by watching these 13 documentaries about women around the world? A big part of being an active champion for women is learning about women's issues, and these documentaries are a great way to do that while also celebrating some important heroines of the past, present, and future.
This year, UN Women has declared the International Women's Day theme "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives." The theme encompasses every aspect of women's rights, with an emphasis on improving access to jobs, health care, and education for rural women. But International Women's Day, on March 8, is much bigger than just one organization. At its core, the day is about embracing women of all shapes, sizes, sexual orientations, nationalities, classes, etc. It's about celebrating what makes women unique, what makes them strong, and what we can do to improve the quality of life for women all over the world. And, thanks to these 13 documentaries about women around the world that you can watch right now, you can do all of that from your living room.