International Women’s Day takes place every year on 8th March to commemorate the phenomenal achievements of women around the world. Don’t get us wrong, it’s also an incredible time to focus on the gender inequality, sexism and racism that still exists.
In London at 7pm you can join women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds in a free 5km run. You don’t have to be a natural and can even walk it, it’s more about bringing women together and celebrating all body types.
#DayWithoutAWoman. The Rules: take the day off from both paid and unpaid labor, avoid shopping for one day, and wear red in solidarity. The general strike is a tactic born among the women behind the previous march. All groups of people will leave their places of work to demand political or economic action.
There are three new additions to feminist literature that we cannot wait to get our hands.
1. WE: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere by actress Gillian Anderson and her journalist friend Jennifer Nadel is an impassioned piece of literature combining practical and psychological tools to achieve a more fulfilling life.
2. Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save The World! The co-founder of the Women’s Equality explores the beneficial prospects of a gender-equal society.
3. I Call Myself a Feminist is a newly released collection of essays by Victoria Pepe. 25 women under 30 speak about what it means to be a modern day feminist.
There will be multiple screenings of Women on Film throughout March. This empowering documentary is a package of archive clips which celebrate the portrayal of London women from the early 20s to the late 20th Century.
“Feminism Is For Everyone” will be a discussion hosted Wednesday evening by Intelligence Squared in London. Panellists include Catherine Mayer, co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party and activist and journalist June Eric-Udorie. £30.
The “Focus on India” exhibition is a chance to hear about how far women have come. It has been created by travel photographers Joseph Fox and Patrick Wheeler and features images taken at Snehalaya’s Children’s Home in India.
The Women of the World Festival (from 7th-12th March) hosts a whole range of activities and events including talks on gender equality and misrepresetnation and what Brexit means for women. You will find the Scriptoeris team here, come say hi.
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Author: Scarlett Victoria Clark
Scarlett Victoria Clark is Editor-in-Chief of Scriptoeris and a multi-lingual journalist. She has also written for Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar, when not writing she enjoys travelling and shopping for (more) heels.