International Women’s Day is on the 8th March and will be marks the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.
In some places like Vietnam, China, Russia and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
Each year around the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated by thousands of event designed to inspire women and celebrate achievements, not just on the day itself, but throughout March. Organisations, governments, charities and women’s groups around the world choose a different theme each year that reflects global and local gender issues.
For #IWD2022 for example, the official hashtag was #BreakTheBias
If every International Women’s Day event held in 2023 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.
A web of rich and diverse local activity connects women world-wide, ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events right through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed.
The idea is to make a difference. So, think globally and act locally!
Will YOU be doing your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding?
The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 was the Global Centenary Year.
This is your chance to reinvent opportunity for all women in 2023.
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