Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day. This is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Its roots are in movements campaigning for better pay and voting rights. It’s recognised by the United Nations.
One hundred years
8th March was first used as International Women’s Day in 1911. The idea had been evolving in the years before that in the USA and in Europe – a National Women’s Day was held in the United States on 28th February, 1909.
The official theme this year is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women”. But everyone is free to choose their own theme – click here for some themes from the UK and beyond.
Audio to share on community radio stations
If you’re broadcasting a special programme for International Women’s Day on 8th March, or any time during the month of March, feel free to share audio from this website (fully credited, please). Browse the whole site, or check out the category #IWD for our suggestions.
And if you record any interesting interviews in your own area (in the studio or out and about), we’d love to add them here. If possible, please send them in time for our next broadcast on 30th March. Get in touch by using ‘Leave a Reply’ below, or click here for our contact details.
We look forward to hearing from you.