Celebrate International Women's Day
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and we in South Bank have a host of special events on for you to join in the celebrations.
The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first March 8 IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The movement brings together governments, women's organisations, corporations and charities and in 2011, former US President Barack Obama proclaimed March to be ‘Women’s History Month’.
Now more than ever, people are standing up to injustices against women - whether it is unwanted sexual attention, the gender pay gap or discrimination at work. Indeed, in 2017 women's rights dominated the news, with a global reckoning on sexual misconduct touching all industries. Following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other prominent men in power, the #MeToo movement has empowered, emboldened and given a voice to women.
So whether you choose to get involved in Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre, attend a conference on Women's Leadership or go to BFI Southbank's Girlfriend's season - there's a whole lot of ways to celebrate International Women's Day in South Bank.