International Women’s Day

International Women's Day - 8 March 2024

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year. It is an opportunity to not only remember the struggles and resistance that women across the world have endured but also to recognise the many achievements that have been won. Our fight for equality continues and in Unite, women every day are demanding equal work, equal voice and equal pay. We challenge inequality and discrimination in workplaces by
representation and our collective strength.

Our movement is campaigning and demanding:

  • Equal pay and pensions justice
  • Strong maternity and pregnancy protection
  • Flexible working as a default in all jobs
  • Stop precarious and insecure work
  • Recognition and support for women’s health & safety at work
  • The end of violence and harassment against women

Equality is a collective bargaining issue. Check out Unite's women's webpages for resources to use to campaign in your workplace.

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year. It is a chance to celebrate women’s history, remember women’s struggles and to focus on women’s resistance across the world. ➡️ Imagine a gender equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination ➡ Experience the impact when you #EmbraceEquity – The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity

International Women’s Day was first established by Clara Zetkin, a German Marxist and feminist activist back in 1911. The link between women’s struggles and working class struggles is an important one.

There are 10 values that guide International Women's Day: Justice > Dignity > Hope > Equality > Collaboration > Tenacity > Appreciation > Respect > Empathy > Forgiveness

By joining Unite you can get involved in achieving equality for women of all ages. Visit the International Women's Day website to find out more.

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