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International Women's Day (IWD)

A Guide for those interested in taking action towards a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination—a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world where differences are valued and celebrated.

International Women's Day International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

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This Resource Guide was designed to showcase some of the books, e-books, streaming videos, and databases available at your library as well as some links to external resources that:

  • Celebrate women and girls who are creating change
  • Elevate women in all fields of endeavor
  • Uplift women's stories, voices, and perspectives
  • Build equitable spaces and workplaces
  • Acknowledge women trailblazers

International Women's Day Videos

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 – but why is this day important? What does the day signify? This Miniclip explores the origins of women’s suffrage throughout the United Kingdom’s modern history including the impact of World War I on women's rights and the granting of voting rights for women. It also discusses damaging stereotypes for both girls and boys, the presence of gender inequality that still exists today, and how to celebrate the women in your own life.

External Resources