On 8th March 2017, women around the world will gather together to celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate and reflect on the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women. Here in the UK, we’re very fortunate in how far women have advanced and the rights and goals they have achieved. However, women living in other countries still need help and support to give them the rights and lives they deserve.
Sometimes we can feel helpless and unable to support other people, but here are some simple ways to donate a little or make a stand for solidarity of women everywhere.
This tee from Selfish Mother looks the part and speaks the truth. So much so that we have an international day celebrating just how wonderful we all are. For every tee sold, £10 of the sale goes towards the mothers2mothers charity. They support mothers living with HIV in nine African countries, as well as provide frontline healthcare professionals in understaffed health centres.
Avon support causes that matter the most to women around the world. They donate to domestic violence charities who can provide women with help and support to escape abuse. Since 1992, Avon have also been raising funds and awareness fir breast cancer.
Some of the proceeds of these Oliver Bonas fig candles and diffusers go to The Eve Appeal, a charity which raises money for gynaecological cancer research and support.
WHEN: Thursday 2nd March, 1-2pm
WHERE: Victoria And Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, SW7 2RL
The V&A are offering free Thursday Gallery talks relating to the International Women’s Day celebration. Nikke Ariff will be leading the conversation with a tour reflecting this year’s theme #BeBoldForChange. The objects you will see as part of the tour inspired change for women on personal and social levels.
WHEN: Saturday 4th March, 1-3.30pm
WHERE: Browns, Covent Garden, 82-82 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4AG
The Phenomenal Woman Tea Party is all about women celebrating each other and themselves. There will be sandwiches, cakes, and women discussing their careers, inspirations, and life paths. It’s hosted by the Smileers who work to support disadvantaged young people across London.
Oxfam and Comic Relief have teamed up to host the Women Stand Up Comedy gig in celebration of International Women’s Day. It promises to introduce you to some of the best female comedy legends, as well as up-and-coming new talent.
WHEN: Wednesday 8th March, 7.30pm
WHERE: Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
WHEN: Sunday 5th March, 12pm
WHERE: The Scoop, Southbank, SE1 2DB
An important march in the name of gender equality, March4Women will be giving women around London the opportunity and confidence to speak out in favour of a more equal and solid world. The event will feature speeches, live music, CARE-aoke, as well as the iconic march across Tower Bridge.