International Women’s Day

From International Women's Day

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

International Women’s Day is marked annually on March 8th. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe and promotes women’s equality. Each year an annual campaign theme is chosen that runs for the entire year. The theme for 2023 is #EmbraceEquity.

The International Women’s Day website provides general information about IWD and resources to support it, including:

  • Tips on how to run your own IWD event.
  • A directory of Women Speakers.
  • A directory of IWD events.
  • Videos and blogs showcasing IWD activity.

 Cost: Free.

About International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day has been going for over 100 years. The IWD website was launched in 2001 and provides a platform to help forge positive change for women.

Further resources:

  • Books for Topics, Corebooks, Book Trust and Scottish Book Trust are all good sources of booklists that celebrate strong and inspiring female characters.
  • The National Literacy Trust put together a booklist covering primary and secondary schools for International Women’s Day 2022.
  • Celebrate the achievements of women scientists and engineers with this Women in STEAM booklist from Best Books for Schools.
  • Check out the free Suffrage in a Box resources from the Bodleian Library. They include reproductions of images and other items from their collections that can be printed or displayed on screen.
  • The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award celebrates books that promote social justice and challenge stereotypes.

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