International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women's equality.
Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.
IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.
Make IWD your day - everyday.
For a list of events happening around New Zealand, visit the Ministry for Women website….
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - HOW THE DAY BEGAN AND WHY THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS IS STILL NECESSARY
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. But how did the celebratory day begin – and what are women uniting against this year? Read more…
Released by The Telegraph March 2019
CONFESSION: I (STILL) HATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
To be clear it’s not the platform itself I dislike: it’s a critical and important reminder that women remain desperately unequal to men all around the world. My dislike is borne from the misappropriation of the day that makes IWD feel like the equivalent of Valentine’s Day … blatantly artificial. Read more…
Released by Women’s Agenda March 2018