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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

Theme for this year's IWD

Woman doing the sign for International Womens day

Imagine a gender equal world.

A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Together we can forge women's equality.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

(From the IWD website)


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BCU xChange Festival - Marking International Women’s Day

xCHANGE returns in 2022, marking International Women’s Day at BCU.

The festival kicks off on Monday 7 March, with the Ambache Prize for the Performance of Music by Women Composers in the Recital Hall at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC), and runs until the end of the month with a variety of online and in person events that are open to everyone.

On International Women's Day on Tuesday 8 March, staff and students will be able to see and participate in the wishing tree in the Curzon Atrium. There will also be a roundtable discussion on Inspirational Women of Colour from 4.30pm - 6.30pm.  

On Tuesday 22 March at 1pm Professor Morag MacDonald will give an online talk on Palestinian Women Prisoners in Israeli Jails.

Check the xCHANGE event listing for all event information and follow @xCHANGE2022 on Twitter for updates.


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