The top Facebook moment of 2017? International Women’s Day


This, indeed, was the year of the woman. From the Women’s March in January to the #MeToo revelations, 2017 has seen social campaigns lead to social change around women’s issues.

It’s only fitting then that the biggest topic on the biggest social network this year was International Women’s Day.

Facebook says the March 8 event was its most-discussed moment of the year.

“This was the No. 1 most talked-about moment in 2017, doubling from last year, with people around the world talking, sharing and posting in celebration of women and related issues,” the social network said.

International Women’s Day, which started in the early 1900s, is an annual celebration recognizing women’s economic, political and social achievements. It also serves to highlight the ongoing struggle for gender equality worldwide.

Women around the world marked the day by wearing red to work, going on strike or joining rallies calling for equal rights.

Here are the other big moments on Facebook this year. (Note: Facebook didn’t rank these events in any particular order.)

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