International Women's Day recognises women's achievements and highlights the continued struggle for equal rights and equality for women. As the birthplace of women's suffrage in the UK, Manchester has always been at the heart of the women's movement. We've been celebrating International Women's Day for more than 25 years.
This year we are bringing you the very first Manchester International Women’s Day Festival 2016/17, and are delighted to announce that our International Women’s Day will be part of the festival.
It will be a month long celebration of women throughout March and will include events and activities celebrating women, their achievements and raising awareness of women’s issues.
The events and activities supported by an International Women’s Day grant will form part of the festival.