International Women’s day (IWD) is an annual event which takes place every year on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women. The first National Women’s day was celebrated in America on 28th February 1909. In 1910 Clara Zetkin, Leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, proposed the idea of an International Women’s Day. The day is marked around the world with thousands of events to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.
Further information can be found on International Women’s Day website
"A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge." (From the IWD website)
Below are a few key texts to read. Additional interesting resources can be found on the International Women's Day xCHANGE Festival 2020 reading list
Some key journals to read. Other interesting journals can be found on the International Women's Day reading list.
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