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Dannii Minogue leads celebrations of International Women's Day

08 MARCH 2013

The celebrity Twitterverse has been thriving with tweets to celebrate International Women’s Day. The likes of Dannii Minogue, Queen Rania of Jordan and Richard E Grant were among the celebrities to commemorate the special occasion on Twitter.

Taking a break from her hectic Britain And Ireland’s Next Top Model judging schedule, Dannii Minogue tweeted her support for the event.

"Happy International Womens Day to all my lovely ladies. Tweet 'what it means to be a woman' at 3.30pm today for #WIEshare"

 

 

Queen Rania of Jordan also offered her praise for the day.

“Happy International Women’s Day! Let us celebrate how far we have come and remember how much more we still have to offer #IWD.”

And for plenty of stars, the day warranted some fun celebrations.

“International Women’s Day! Chocolate for everyone!” joked Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil.

 



Richard, who is famed for his starring role in Withnail & I, is also a keen supporter of the celebration, which takes place across the world on 8 March every year.

"INTL Women's Day! Women rule my world. Hurry up and rule the rest. Equal pay. Equal rights. Equal everything. You already know my PM choice" tweeted the star, who received 163 retweets for the sentiment.

Although only popular in recent years, the first national women’s day was celebrated in 1908 in America. The international celebration came into force in 1977 as a UN initiative. This is the first of two special days for many British ladies this week with Mother's Day being this Sunday.


International Women's Day quotes

    Queen Rania of Jordan: " Happy International Women’s Day! Let us celebrate how far we have come and remember how much more we still have to offer #IWD"

    Yoko Ono: "For International #WomensDay for our sisters all over the world ❤yoko"

    Jameela Jamil: "International Womens Day! Chocolate for everyone!"

    Caroline Flack: "Happy international womens day to all women. Yes to being a woman!!!! Lets all be nice and support each other always xxx"

    Dawn Porter: "Big up to some awesome ladies on International Women's Day "

    Richard E Grant: "INTL Women's Day! Women rule my world. Hurry up and rule the rest. Equal pay. Equal rights. Equal everything. You already know my PM choice"

    Dannii Minogue: "Happy International Womens Day to all my lovely ladies. Tweet 'what it means to be a woman' at 3.30pm today for #WIEshare"

    Alexa Chung: "Laaaaaaaaaadies. Happy International Women's Day. Xxxxxx"

    Alexandra Burke: "Happy international women's day to all you amazing women out there... Blessings ... Xxxxx"

    Ricky Martin: "Mothers,sisters,granddaughters,mothers in law,grandmothers,aunts,girlfriends,friends,nieces,daughters,wives Happy International Women's Day!"

    Erin O'Connor: "Happy international women's day! #IWD"

    Giovanna Fletcher: "Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate I’m off to see @emma_willis for hugs and a natter. We’ve been apart for 6days… it’s hurt! Xxx"

    Cherry Healey: I love how International Women's Day is dominating twitter today. A loud voice for an important day"

    Ed Miliband: "#InternationalWomensDay message, an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come & how far we still must go"