Cartoon by Michael Leunig. (Click here for a larger view)

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day – a global day that marks the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It’s also a day that reminds us to keep fighting for the recognition and respect of women in our society.  

Tamara El-Rahi is an associate editor of MercatorNet. A Journalism graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, she lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.