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Observed every 8th of March, International Women's Day (IWD) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Dedicated to accelerating women's equality, IWD also marks a global call to action to lobby for gender parity.

IWD's 2023 theme is #EmbraceEquity. The campaign seeks to forge worldwide understanding about why equal opportunities are not enough. This year's theme brings a focus on gender equity vs equality and that true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

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What can I do?

  • Celebrate women's achievements
  • Educate and raise awareness about women's equality
  • Call for positive change advancing women
  • Lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities

Need more ideas? Visit the International Women's Day official webpage below

IWD Official Website

What's On?

Swansea University is celebrating International Women's Day with a variety of events from inspirational talks and discussion panels to charity cake sales! Check out all International Women's Day events across campuses below.

Swansea University IWD Events