International Women's Day/Month

What is International Women's Day/Month?
Annually observed on 8 March to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.  In parts of Eastern Europe, the day is observed as a special public holiday. Globally the day and month are recognised and promoted by educational and public institutions.

Image below of the IWD logo, The logo is in purple and white and features the symbol of Venus, which is also the symbol of being female.

IWD logo

  • Gender Equality Events
  • 'Celebrating Working Women': YouTube Video
  • IWD: Timeline
  • During IWD a staff survey was carried out: 
  • World Changing Women (OU) (PDF, 2,209 KB)
  • "The LLA was originally a 'distance learning' qualification for women, introduced in the 1870s to allow them access to University education" - 'University Library Special Collections':