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.

IWD Toolkit for Schools and Youth Groups

Since 2021, WEN Wales has produced an annual International Women’s Day toolkit for schools and youth groups on gender equality and women’s rights. So far, we have reached hundreds of schools in every local authority in Wales over the first three years of this project.  

This year, WEN Wales are once again calling on schools and youth groups to get involved in International Women’s Day 2024! We want to reach out to the next generation of young activists by supporting activity in schools around 8th March.

The toolkit contains activities suitable for in class or online learning throughout Primary and Secondary school, as well as links to further resources. We want to support schools across the whole of Wales to gain greater knowledge around gender equality, sexism, and the incredible Welsh women who have been contributing to our lives in Wales.

Download the toolkit here!

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Additional resources to accompany the toolkit:

Quiz: What job do I do?

Powerpoint: Women in emergency services

Any questions? Please email


This International Women’s Day we are delighted to collaborate with The Girls Network, whose mission is to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities. This means that as well as schools and youth groups across Wales, girls in their regional networks in England will also have the opportunity to take part in activities from the toolkit, learn about gender equality and women’s rights, and join us in celebrating International Women’s Day. Find out more about The Girls Network and their work here.


Look back at previous IWD events