International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day, celebrated every year on 8 March, also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme for 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.
International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- celebrate women's achievements
- raise awareness about women's equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities.
Gender Equality Toolkit
To celebrate International Women's Day the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team, in collaboration with the Women's Network, has put together the Gender Equality Toolkit.
This toolkit comprises of a range of resources handpicked by our Women's Network to inform and entertain you, including films, documentaries, podcasts, books (both fiction and non-fiction), articles, websites and more.
Celebrating women's roles in the University and beyond
For International Women's Day 2020, we reflected on the stories, achievements and roles of women at the University of Plymouth.