International Women's Day 2013
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the struggles and achievements of women all over the world, celebrated each year on 8th March. It originated from two sources: the struggles of working class women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote. While we recognise that women have not achieved full social, economic and politically equality, this is a time to celebrate the significant progress we have made so far.
International Women's Day Events
For a full list of International Women's Day Events, click here Download the Belfast IWD 2013 programme here.Belfast City Council's Decade of Centenaries "Role of Women" Programme.For a full list of general women's events happening around Ireland, click here
International Women's Day WebsitesInternational Women's Day Website.International Women's Day Northern Ireland Facebook Page.
Previous International Women's DaysInternational Women's Day 2012.International Women's Day 2011.
International Women's Day Events 2013
2nd March IWD with Revolutionary Women, Hanna, Rosa and Sylvia Ramada Enconre, Talbot St, BELFAST. 1pmFree event. Contact Lynda on 07751951785More Information>
4th - 9th March 'The Maiden's City: A Herstory of the Walled City' The Guildhall Steps, DERRY/LONDONDERRY. 11am & 2pmFree tickets available from the Welcome Centre - 028 9024 6609 More Information>
Free Sexual Orientation Awareness TrainingBelfast LGBT Centre, BELFAST. 11am - 3pm.Free event. Contact HERe NI on 028 9024 9452More Information>
Women's Museum of Ireland LaunchTrinity College, DUBLIN. 7pm - 9pmFree event. Contact email@example.com for details.More information>
5th March Illustrated Talk on Unionism, Nationalism & Women's Fight for the VoteUlster Hall, BELFAST. 10am - 1:30pm Free event. To book contact Shauna on 028 9023 0212More Information>
6th March Women's Engagement - Getting a Fair Share? Riddel Hall, QUB, BELFAST. 10am - 1:30pmFree event. To book contact Bronagh on 028 9050 0588More Information>
Women and Peace Building: A Challenge for Collective ActionPeter Froggatt Centre, QUB, BELFAST. 12noon - 6pm.Free event. To book contact Alexanda on 07853231538 Women's Lives in the Dublin TenementsCabra Library, Navan Rd, DUBLIN. 3pm - 4pmFree event. To book please phone 00353 869 1414More Information>
Celebrating the Power of WomenBelfast Unemployed Resource Centre, BELFAST. 5:30pm - 8pmFree event. To book, contact Eileen 028 9096 1111 More Information>
Reproductive Health Dialogue EventGreat Hall, QUB, BELFAST. 6:30pmFree event. To book a place, rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.More Information>
7th March Northern Ireland Rural Women's Network (NIRWN) IWD Event Corrick House, Clogher, TYRONE. 10am - 1pmFree event. To book contact Majella on 028 8775 3389More Information>
Awareness MorningWindsor Women's Centre, BELFAST. 10am - 12noonFree event. To attend contact the Centre on 028 9023 5451More information>
The Circle of HopeLeap of Faith Sculpture, BELFAST. 11amFree event. For more information contact Sinead on 028 9092 3444 Hanna and Frances Sheehy Skeffington: A Family ViewPembroke Library, Anglesea Road, DUBLIN. 1pm - 4pmFree event. To book contact the Library on 00353 6689 575More Information> Suffrage And Struggle: How Women Shaped Their FutureBallymun Library, Main St, DUBLIN. Free event. To book contact the Library on 00353 8421 890More Information> Sophia Hillan Author ReadingHolywood Library, HOLYWOOD. 2:30pm Free event. To book contact the Library on 00353 8421 890More Information>
Feminist Poetry & Pints!Bookfinders Cafe, BELFAST. 7PMFree event. All welcome! More Information> A Talk by Felicity McCallCentral Library, DERRY/LONDONDERRY. 7pm Free event. To book contact the Library on 028 7127 2310More Information>
8th March NI Institute of Directors (IoD): Women’s Leadership Conference Ramada Plaza Hotel, BELFAST. 8:45am - 3:30pmMembers: £65.00: Non-member: £85.00. To book contact Lorraine Corry on 028 9068 3224More Information> IWD at the Ulster HallUlster Hall, BELFAST. 10am - 7pmFree events. To book contact Jan Carson at email@example.comMore Information> Isabella Tod Plaque UnveilingBotanic Avenue (French Village), BELFAST. 10:30amFree event. To attend contact Alan on firstname.lastname@example.org.More Information> Women's Aid FundraiserWomen's Support Network Offices, BELFAST. 10:45am - 11:45am Free event. All welcome.More Information> International Women's Day RallyMeet at the Art College, BELFAST. 12noon Free event. All welcome.More Information> Open Poetry ReadingLinen Hall Library, BELFAST. 12:30pm - 2pm Free event. All welcome.More Information> Irish Women Then & Now - Celebrating 40 Years of Women and the EUEuropean Union House, Dawson St, DUBLIN. 5pm - 7pm Free event. To book contact NWCI on email@example.com.More Information>
'The Invisible War' Documentary ScreeningQueens Film Theatre, BELFAST. 6:30pm - 8:30pm.Tickets: £6.20 / £5 / £4. To book visit the website.More information>
Feminist Economics - Impacts of the Credit CrisisQUB Student Union, BELFAST. 6pm - 9pm.Free event. To attend email: firstname.lastname@example.org.More Information> 'She-nanigans' Comedy NightArds Arts Centre, NEWTOWNARDS. 8pm Tickets: £8. To book contact the Centre on 028 9181 0803.More Information>
8th & 9th March
Avalon Arts & Crafts IWD EventHaymarket Arcade, BELFAST. Fri 8th: 12noon - 6:30pm, Sat 9th: 12noon - 9pmFree event. All welcome.More Information>
9th, 15th,18th & 28th March Women's HERitage Bus ToursBELFAST. 1pm - 3pm Free event. To book contact Helen on 028 9074 9810 More Information>
9th March Empowering Women PoetsArmagh Library, ARMAGH. Workshops: 11am - 1pm, Readings: 2pm - 4pm Free event. To book contact the Library on 028 3752 4072 More Information>
'Deja Vu-Vu' - Women Only DiscoBlack Box, BELFAST. 8pm - Late!Admission: £5. For more information email Paula: email@example.com.
DIY WorkshopsWOMEN'STec, BELFAST. 5pm - 8pmFree event. To book contact Helen on 028 9079 4180More Information>
13th March Protestant Women of the Celtic Renaissance 1880 – 1918 - An Illustrated TalkSmall Wonders II, Morpeth Street, BELFAST. 7pmFree event. To book contact the Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org More Information>
Greater North Belfast Women - Making an Impact?Landsdowne Court Hotel, BELFAST. 9:30am - 4pm.Free event. To attend, contact Eileen on 07526410123More Information>
'Shrieking Sisters' Rehearsed ReadingCity Hall, BELFAST. 7:15pm Free tickets available from the Welcome Centre - 028 9024 6609 More Information>
20th March 'Lay Up Your Ends' Rehearsed ReadingCity Hall, BELFAST. 7:15pmFree tickets available from the Welcome Centre - 028 9024 6609 More Information>
Elderflowers WorkshopsCrescent Arts Centre, BELFAST. 4.30pm – 6.30pmFree event. To book a place contact6 the Centre on 028 9024 2338
27th March Roundtable Discussion on UNSCR 1325, Women, Peace & SecurityOffice of the North South Ministerial Council, ARMAGH. 11am - 4pmFree event. To book a place, contact Patricia: email@example.com. More Information>
Literary Lunchtimes: Women's Hour Ulster Hall, BELFAST. 1pmTickets: £4 More Information>
28th & 29th March
Fickle Favours presents 'Shakespeare's Sisters'Black Box, BELFAST. Doors: 7:30pm Start: 8pmAdmission: £6. More Information>
International Women's Day 2012
Over 2011 / 2012 WRDA staff had been active members at the Reclaim the Agenda meetings hosted by WOMEN’STEC and worked to establish a plan for celebrating International Women’s Day 2012. The theme of the celebrations 'Women's Rights: Past, Present and Future' aimed to recognise that while women have not achieved full social, economic and politically equality, this is a time to celebrate the significant progress we have made so far.
Women's organisations and groups from across the region came together to organise a March and Rally through Belfast City Centre to City Hall. Speakers reflected the theme of the IWD celebrations, with Patricia McKeown, Avila Kilmurray and Kelli Turtle, Belfast Feminist Network, rallying the crowd with reflections on the past, present and future respectively of women’s continuing struggle for equality. Voca Loca, an all women’s choir sang for the crowd and drummers Chi-dam Braram ensured the proceeding did not go quietly!An exciting action took place where 7 street names across the City of Belfast were changed to commemorate notable women who had lived in the local areas. The renamed streets are as follows:City Centre Betty Sinclair Street (Premiere Inn, Waring Street)South Belfast Joyce McCartan Road (Mornington Enterprises, Ormeau Road)Isabella Tod (WRDA, Mount Charles)West BelfastEmma Groves Road (Relatives for Justice, Falls Road)East BelfastSarah McBride Road (Greenway Women’s Centre)North BelfastMary Hanson Road (Holy Cross School)Winifred Carney Avenue (SIPTU, Carlisle Circus)
Photos from International Women's Day 2012 Launch Night, Black Box.Photos from International Women's Day Rally 2012.Photos from HERitage Women's Bus Tour, IWD 2012.
International Women's Day 2011
Video footage from International Women's Day 2011.
Photos from International Women's Day Rally 2011.