International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

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

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

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

A solidarity message from the Unite national women’s committee:

Short messages from Unite members on #IWD2019

For #RealChange #GE2019 #ForTheMany

A UK general election is coming – and it will be the fight of our lives ... our movement is the authentic voice for millions of people, for the communities of these lands. We are still the greatest force for social change that this country has witnessed and we are ready for the fight.”

Len McCluskey