It is celebrated every year on March 8th to recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a day for people to come together and remember the struggle for gender equality. It is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and recognize their contributions to society.
International Women's Day
International Women's Day (IWD): This is an annual event celebrated on March 8th to celebrate the achievements of women, and to call attention to and advocate for the rights of women. Gender Equality: This is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities in all aspects of life, including education, employment, and political representation. Feminism: This is the belief that women should have the same rights, power, and opportunities as men, and that society should not be structured to favor one gender over another.
When is International Women's Day celebrated?
- January 1st
- March 8th
- June 12th
- October 31st
International Women's Day was first observed in 1909 in New York City. The day was originally called International Working Women's Day. The first United Nations International Women's Day was held in 1975.
Did you know?
What are some of the challenges women face around the globe?
What are some of the ways that you have seen or experienced gender inequality?
How can we as a school raise awareness about International Women's Day?
How can we use International Women's Day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world?
Led a research team that created the FIRST female crash test dummy Allows for crash testing to be done and examine the impact on women
Dr Astrid Linder
Research an inspirational woman and explain how they have made a positive impact on society. Clues: • Think about people throughout history and what they have achieved. • Think about the impact their work has had on others. • Consider the challenges they have faced, and how they have overcome them.