International Women's Day

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 28, 2019 10:09 AM |
Join us as we celebrate International Women's Day with a week of events, talks and other activities.

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March each year in countries around the world. It is not only a day which recognises the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but also marks a call to action to advancing gender equality in every dimension of human life.

We are once again delighted to be hosting a range of thought provoking and celebratory events throughout the week of International Women’s Day (IWD) at the University of Leicester. From free creative writing sessions, to a campus walk celebrating our female founders and a range of talks covering issues relevant to all of us, please get involved. The full programme is available here.

The day has been observed since the early 1900s with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Today IWD continues to be a powerful platform globally that unifies tenacity and drives action for advancing gender equality. IWD means different things to different people, but the global focus on equality and celebration is clear.

This year's theme for IWD 2019 is #BalanceForBetter. This theme recognises that gender diversity and equality will drive a better world and we must continue to strive for this, not only on IWD but every day.

Take a look at www.le.ac.uk/iwd to find out more.

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