Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

This year’s theme is #EachForEqual – which looks to celebrate women’s achievements, to raise awareness against bias and to take action for equality.

Organisers of International Women’s Day are calling for people to post their #IWD2020 message on social media with your arms out front and striking the #EachforEqual pose to motivate others and to make International Women’s Day your day.

You can find the latest news, inspirational articles and events celebrating International Women’s Day below. If you have an event that you feel would benefit our members, you can promote this on WeAreTheCity.  Charity or not-for-profit events are free to publish, while all other events will incur an admin fee – please email info@wearethecity.com

WHAT DOES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MEAN TO US?