On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), the Malta Chamber of Pharmacists would like to thank all women pharmacists for the services and dedication rendered towards patients on a daily basis including Sundays and Public Holidays all year round.

The pharmacy workforce in Malta is 53% female driven with the majority of them working in community pharmacy. Approximately 70% of the community pharmacy workforce is female, the majority of them having a family.

All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for internationalwomensday.com global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

From 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green to symbolise the plight of the Suffragettes. Purple symbolised justice and dignity – two values strongly associated with women’s equality. The three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges to show solidarity.