International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women through history to the present day. 

Held annually on 8th March, IWD has been marked around the world for over 100 years and is an opportunity to ensure that women and girls have the same opportunities to succeed now and in the future.

The IWD 2023 campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity.

For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity.

Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have.

A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA.

And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.

The IWD 2023 campaign theme drives worldwide understanding why Equal opportunities aren't enough!

The International Women's Day community provide brilliant resources to help you champion positive difference, whether in the classroom or at home;

Women's History Month, celebrated every March, is an opportunity to focus upon and celebrate the many contributions women have made to society throughout history. Having often been overlooked we now have a wonderful library of published books which bring pioneering women, many who had to work twice as hard to succeed compared to their male counterparts, to our attention.

To mark this important month we have a collection of books that celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against gender bias and take action for equality.

You can also find a further reading in Girl Power - Inspiring and Informative Books with a Feminist Edge. 

And our collection of books about the Suffragettes and the Votes for Women Campaign.

Find a range of Teaching Resources for primary and secondary classrooms that explore the role women have played in our history at BBC Teach.


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