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It’s the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD) and on the Global development site we’ve marked the occasion with an interactive reflecting women’s life experiences from around the world. We asked women of all ages to share the changes they’ve witnessed during their lives. Find out what they had to say.

There’s still time to join our Flickr group, set up to collect thoughts, opinions and messages on the biggest issues facing women. The group is being organised to mark IWD, but also to highlight the recent official launch of UN Women, the UN’s new agency. We’ve already featured some of our favourite pictures in a gallery.

Elsewhere, Anne Wafula Strike blogs on the importance of education in ending inequality between women and men, while Caroline Harper writes that amid the 100th anniversary celebrations a healthy dose of realism is needed in what has been achieved and what still needs to be done to empower women around the world.

And Jaz Cummins from the Global development team is out and about today tweeting from various events taking place in London to mark IWD. Follow her tweets and let us know what’s going on where you are.