International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place annually on March 8th. It’s a global day celebrating the achievements of women. As well as celebrating, the day also marks a call to action for accelerating progress towards gender equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​gathering in 1911. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. Here in Wales, WEN Wales are at the heart of celebrating International Women’s Day. We curate some events nationally reaching all four corners of Wales with inspiring debates, performances or exhibitions.

IWD 2022

This year, WEN Wales are once again calling on all schools and youth groups to get involved in International Women’s Day 2022 with our updated toolkit on gender equality! We want to reach out to the next generation of young activists by supporting activity in schools around March 8th 2022.

The toolkit contains activities suitable for in class or online learning, as well as links to further resources. We want to support at least one school in every Local Authority to gain greater knowledge around gender equality, sexism and the incredible Welsh women who have been contributing to our lives in Wales. The toolkit will be launching in January 2022, available to download.

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Look back at our 2020 IWD events