International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

8th March 2019

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International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.


The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world

Better the balance, better the world


In and around Glasgow:


Any Woman, Anywhere
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Zero Tolerance, AMINA The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, The Church of Scotland and Summerhall ask you to join us in our new campaign #AnyWomanAnywhere to increase awareness and understanding of violence against women.

Dundee Women’s Festival 2019 2nd – 16th March

7th March

The Women’s Centre International Women’s Day
Thursday 7th March, 12pm – 3pm, Shawpark Street, Maryhill. Come along and celebrate International Women’s Day with us in a friendly, safe environment. Take some time out of your busy life and rejoice in being a woman. Let us support one another and help us create a healthy life balance in our hectic lives.  It will be a fun event with something for everyone, guaranteed!!! Workshops, Music, Dancing Interactive Activities, Holistic Therapies, Gel Nails, International Buffet. Tel 0141 576 1400

Glasgow Women’s Library: Artemisia Visits Glasgow Women’s Library
7th March – 19th March Glasgow Women’s Library is the first pop-up venue for Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, an oil painting from about 1615–17, as it makes its way on a ‘grand tour’ from the National Gallery, London.

8th March

Scottish Women’s Aid Conference: ‘The Blame Game’ – Domestic abuse in society, policy and practice
8th March, 10am – 4pm, Edinburgh

The Glad Café Sisters and Seamonsters
8 March, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, The Glad Cafe, G41 2HG. A night of story, song, tears and laughter celebrating, honouring and discovering the wonderful people who identify as women.

Women’s History Scotland **International Women’s Day 2019** Wikipedia edit-a-thon, University of Edinburgh – 8 March 2019

10th March

Interfaith Scotland, Religions for Peace and Interfaith Glasgow Women of Faith: Suffrage, Peace and Human Rights
10th March, Glasgow. A dialogue and launch event for men and women of all faiths and beliefs. This new educational resource, produced by Interfaith Scotland and Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network, tells the stories of extraordinary women of faith from around the world, from the Suffragette movement of the early 20th Century to the present day.

24th March

Gender Equal Media Scotland Violence Unseen – exhibition, workshop and panel discussion exploring forms of violence against women
24th March. Gender Equal Media Scotland, in association with Strathclyde Student Union, the University of Strathclyde Equality & Diversity Office and Equally Safe @ Strathclyde, will be hosting Zero Tolerance’s powerful Violence Unseen exhibition on Friday 22nd March. This photography exhibition explores forms of violence against women that are still misunderstood, hidden and unacknowledged by mainstream society.  Alongside the exhibition, there will be a workshop to explore ‘The News as It Should Be’ and a panel discussion and Q&A.