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International Women's Day

Taking place on 8th March every year

Celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Updated 7 months ago

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. For further information about plans for International Women's Day each year, visit the UN International Women's Day web pages or the separate International Women's Day website. To get some teaching and topic ideas for International Women's Day, take a look at the following blog posts:

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.

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United Nations