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International Women's Day


International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.

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Across the world on March 8, women are being celebrated on International Women's Day. It is one of the most important days of the year.

On International Women's Day together we:

  • Celebrate women's achievements.
  • Raise awareness about women's equality.
  • Lobby for accelerated gender fairness.

The earliest known celebration of women was on 28 February 1909 in America and it was called National Women's Day. Nowadays it is celebrated by millions across the world and has been renamed to International Women's Day.

Celebrate international Women's Day by reading an inspirational blog written by Dr Megan Rossi, explore our booklist of titles brimming with inspiring reads and hear from our panel of inspirational women on how to unlock your literacy skills and get your dream job.

Check out the links below to learn more.

Read International Women's Day content on Zone In

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    In conversation with Dr Megan Rossi

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    International Women's Day book list age 13+

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    International Women's Day Book list: 16+

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Learn more about International Women's Day

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    International Women's Day

    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.

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    The Female Lead

    This educational charity is dedicated to finding the factors that limit women's choices and fulfilment and amplify their voices.

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