On the first International Women's Day, in 1908, about 15,000 women marched through New York City with the goal of achieving better pay, shorter hours, and the right to vote. This year, the same organizers behind January's anti-Trump Women's March are hoping to demonstrate on Wednesday with the largest-ever Women's Day protests, including a "Day Without a Woman" strike that encourages women to refrain from paid or unpaid work, not shop at stores other than small, local, or women-owned businesses, and wear red a symbol of "revolutionary love and sacrifice."
More than 50 countries around the globe have similar protests planned, with nearly 400 separate rallies or marches scheduled.
"I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy," President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. "On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America and around the world."