Every day throughout the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8th March. IWD is a celebration of the achievements, talents and work of women all over the world. Some groups use this as an opportunity to campaign about various issues that affect women, such as violence against women, our working lives, health and our caring responsibilities.
This year the theme of International women’s day is “The gender agenda: gaining momentum”. Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.
In Medway, the celebrations are organised by a small core of volunteers. This year we have arranged for a motivational speech from Sam Hall, founder of 17% the social enterprise championing and encouraging work from female writers and playwrights. We will also have belly dancing from the Tribal Banshees, and a short workshop for those who’d like to give it a go, ‘Our Mothers’ real stories’