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 2022 campaign theme is #BreakTheBias.
Imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women's equality.
Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias
The International Women's Day community provide brilliant resources to help you champion positive difference, whether in the classroom or at home;
- Developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, this activity pack helps forge better understanding of women's equality and issues that impact girls.
- Aimed at teenagers, this video and teaching notes explore the questions "What if genders switched for a day?"
To mark this important date we have a 30 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.