March 05, 2018 04:12 PM

International Women's Day 2018 - Thursday 8th March 2018

International Women's Day 2018 is being celebrated on Thursday 8th March 2018 - a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Visit the International Women's Day website for more information.


There are lots of events happening in London to celebrate International Women's Day click here for a full listing.








Teachers, librarians, parents, care givers - make sure the students and children in your life know about this fabulous and important competition. In 150 words or less, children are invited to write about a person who has inspired them and draw a picture of them in their own style, and they could win a framed Artist's print plus Puffin books for their school library. The competition is a perfect way to #PressforProgress and is open to children worldwide, so be quick as entries close Friday 30 March 2018.

Access the International Women's Day Schools Competition



Did you know that Violet is Pantone colour of the year! Colour trendsetter Pantone has selected “ultra-violet” as its 19th “Color of the Year” to communicate “originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Purple is historically associated with efforts to achieve gender equality. In this context it was first used alongside green and white as the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union, the organisation that led Britain’s women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century. Read more



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Monday, 5 March, 2018
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