International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Get set for #InternationalWomensDay 2022, make sure the date is in your diary and the sooner you start planning events the better, need some inspiration, have a look at what Unite members did in 2021, check out the details ⬇️

Make International Women's Day (#IWD2021) your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

Celebrate #IWD2021 with Unite - join an event in your region!

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.

In the last few years, women have lead inspiring movements globally - from the women of India campaigning against sexual violence to the women of Palestine on hunger strike against illegal occupation to the #MeToo movement.

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 too can get involved in achieving equality for the diversity of women of all ages.

As International Women’s Day approaches why not follow @womansday on Twitter or visit the International Women’s Day website to find out more. 

International Women’s Day events – you can’t miss! Places are limited so please register in advance.

8 March


Ireland | 1.00 – 2.30 pm
Five decades on: From chains to change

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North West & NEY&H Joint Event | 1.00 pm
Lunch and Learn!
Choose to Challenge


NEY&H | 5.30 pm
Women in Work

Register here


London & Eastern | 6.00 pm
Celebrate IWD with a quiz

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Scotland | 7.00 pm

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West Midlands | 6.30 pm
Jumping the hurdles
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9 March
South West | 5.00 – 7.00 pm

Unite Women’s Workshops
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The workshop is for women members, who are not elected Unite representatives, but who are interested in finding about more about the Unite the union and how we work. It is also an opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March 2021) and discuss the issues that facing our women members, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Unite is committed to increasing the number of women members that are involved in our union so we hope that you can join us at the workshop.

When you have registered Unite will email you the login details for the event. You will not be able to login through Eventbrite.

If you have any questions about the event please email [email protected]

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