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International Women’s Day
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of March, repeating indefinitely
8 March every year: Celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
This Day aims to highlight the importance of creating conditions for the elimination of discrimination against women and for their full and equal participation in social development.
To get some teaching and topic ideas for International Women’s Day, take a look at the following blog posts:
- 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day (2011)
- What’s your theme for International Women’s Day? (2012)
- Equality for women is progress for all – is this true? (2014)
If you would like to find teaching resources to help your school celebrate International Women’s Day then have a browse through the resources listed on our database under the topic of ‘Gender / Gender equality’.
The United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) has a page with background information and teaching activities for International Women’s Day.