Washington - In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today released the following statement:

"Today we honor the great advancement and achievements of women from throughout the world during the last 100 years. We celebrate women making history - their invaluable contributions to our society, economy, and culture. This day also serves as a reminder of the many challenges that still lay ahead and as a source of inspiration to continue fighting for further equality, and justice for all women throughout the world. In this spirit, I look forward to continuing my work in the Senate on behalf of women's continued progress."

As an advocate on behalf of women's rights, equality and justice, Senator Menendez, has worked on legislation to give women equal pay, help address postpartum depression, combat domestic violence, ensure health insurance reform addresses women's needs, and defend women's reproductive rights.