International Women’s Day 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day. The campaign takes place once a year to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This year, the organisation has chosen the theme, #ChoosetoChallenge. They are asking people to get involved and support this year's theme by posing for a photo with their hand held high to show their commitment to choosing to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s. The organisation has created a detailed timeline of every International Women’s Day that has taken place. You can view the timeline here.

How can you get involved with International Women’s Day?

There are plenty of virtual events taking place today. You can celebrate International Women’s Day with an informative talk and interactive singalong of the momentous and empowering hymn from 1911, The March of the Women will be taking place at 6:30 pm this evening, to join the event click here.

There are many other virtual events taking place today and over the upcoming week. If you fancy something light-hearted, an International Women’s Day pub quiz is being held at 1 pm today.

The website also contains a vast range of resources for everyone to access. You can choose from educational resources for children, templates for your #ChoosetoChallenge photos, International Women’s Day videos and much more.

At Thornbury Community Services, we are always supporting events and campaigns that take place throughout the year. To keep up to date with what we’re up to, follow our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.