To highlight women’s achievements and the struggle for gender equality, Manchester will be marking International Women’s Day in March 2017.
The theme for Manchester International Women’s Day 2017 is Our Manchester Women.
Our biggest assets are the people of our city. Manchester people are doers and it's because of our strength, ambition and resilience that it's the dynamic world class city it is today.
The women of Manchester are the backbone of the city. They juggle a number of roles as leaders in our neighbourhoods inspiring friendship, creating a sense of community and instilling pride. Contributing to the economic success of the city in their roles across professions as well as being the building block to family life.
For International Women’s Day 2017, we want to celebrate the diversity and strength of women with our first International Women’s Day festival. The festival will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of women throughout March.