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 2021

This year, WEN Wales are calling on all schools and youth groups to sign up to receive our International Women’s Day 2021 toolkit. We want to reach out to the next generation of young activists by supporting activity in schools around March 8th 2021.

The toolkit will contain 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.

Teachers and youth leaders, enter your email via the form below to receive the toolkit straight to your inbox at the start of February.

Any questions? Please email

To see last year’s IWD 2020 toolkit, click here.


Look back at our 2020 IWD events