From grassroots activism to groundbreaking innovations, women are driving change and shaping our world in remarkable ways.

This International Women's Day, join us in celebrating their achievements by taking our quiz. Explore the diverse realms of women's impact and be inspired by their stories. Test your knowledge and uncover the extraordinary contributions of women across the globe - some of the answers might surprise you!

Who helped the IRC rescue refugees from Europe during World War II?
  • Mary Jane Gold
  • Lisa Fitko
  • First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
  • All of the above

These three women, and more, helped the IRC evacuate 2,000 people from Europe during WWII. Lisa Fitko guided refugees and intellectuals over the Pyrenees Mountains to relative safety in Spain. Mary Jane Gold leveraged her family's wealth to support refugees displaced by the Nazis and risked her life to deliver information to British intelligence services. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt capitalized on her political influence to secure visas for endangered artists and intellectuals and helped the IRC establish its operations in Marseille, France. Learn more about the true story behind Netflix's "Transatlantic".

Take the complete quiz here.

When did the United Nations officially recognize International Women's Day?
  • 1933
  • 1968
  • 1977
  • 2000

International Women’s Day was officially recognized in 1977 but its roots date back to the 19th century. In 1848, Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott convened the first women’s rights convention in New York, helping to spark an international movement.

Meet 10 women activists and leaders who are making the world a better place.

How many people participated in the IRC’s gender-based violence awareness-raising campaigns in 2022?
  • 1 million
  • 1.3 million
  • 1.7 million
  • 2.1 million

1,135,748 women and 579,860 men in crisis zones participated in gender-based violence awareness-raising activities. Poverty, breakdown of public services, conflict and war, displacement, and stress at home are all factors that drive gender-based violence in crisis settings. 

Learn more about gender-based violence – and how we can prevent it.

What percentage of people displaced by climate change are women and girls?
  • 43%
  • 57%
  • 66%
  • 80%

An estimated 80% of the people displaced by climate change are women and girls, indicating that women are likely to depend on livelihoods threatened by climate change, especially agriculture.

Find out which 10 countries are at risk of climate disaster.


How many people visited the IRC’s Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces in 2022?
  • ~250,000
  • ~500,000
  • ~750,000
  • ~1 million

494,192 women and girls who were internally displaced, refugees, or members of a community hosting displaced people visited the IRC’s Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces in 2022. Women and girls who have attended safe spaces reported increased social support networks (96%) and knowledge of where to get help when experiencing violence (93%).

True or false:
Gender inequality is a matter of life or death.
  • True
  • False

Gender inequality is life threatening to women and girls. It blocks effective humanitarian action, particularly to meet the needs of women and girls. 

Read the 2024 Emergency Watchlist report to find out more.