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International Women's Day resources

Teachers, parents and caregivers can use International Women's Day as an important opportunity to educate and inspire children about the role of women in society. From celebrating women's achievements to challenging gender stereotypes and bias, there are many useful classroom resources available to support International Women's Day activity.​ ​Educate the minds of today and the citizens of tomorrow. Educationing about gender equality is the most grassroots difference any one can make. Thank you for championing International Women's Day to make a positive difference.

Access practical and insightful resources

​Whether looking ​​​for detailed resources or quick materials, there is a wide range of informative, fun and reliable classroom resources available:​

  • activity booklets
  • printable fact sheets
  • activity task cards
  • detailed lesson plans​
  • book study ​activities
  • ​role model ​case studies​
  • reading lists
  • author interviews
  • coloring in sheets​
  • video materials
  • fun games

In addition to the resources, remember to use some of the inspiring and informative International Women's Day videos as discussion starters to raise awareness, reinforce gender concepts, or to provide inspiring ways to celebrate IWD.

Make International Women's Day a huge success

Access important and informative resources to support understanding, challenge stereotypes and bias, and to build self-confidence - everything to make International Women's Day a huge success in the classroom or at home.

Select from four sets of IWD education resources:

  • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
  • Puffin Schools
  • Teach Starter
  • DreamWorks Animation

International Women's Day WAGGGS resources


WAGGGS serves over 10 million girls in 150 countries. Access insightful education resources to provide practical support and awareness raising to help children and young adolescents understand gender stereotypes and develop the mindset and strategies to challenge inequality.

International Women's Day Puffin Schools resources

Puffin Schools

Puffin Schools wants to give young readers access to new feminist icons and ideas: female authors and artists to be inspired by, women-centered stories to learn from, fantastic heroines to befriend. The IWD classroom resources explore story lines, analyse characters, challenge stereotypes, examine language use and establish a lifelong love of reading. The IWD reading list featured books about women who changed the world - women who stood up, spoke out, struggled through and soared.

International Women's Day Teach Starter resources

Teach Starter

Teach Starter encourages young people to actively engage in conversations and experiences that equip them to question stereotypes and bias, promote gender balance and celebrate women's achievements. The IWD resources support teachers in championing and celebrating gender equality via a complete set of learning experiences or used as special stand-alone lessons or incorporated into related key learning areas. The exciting and engaging IWD assets will make any classroom buzz.

International Women's Day DreamWorks resources


DreamWorks Animation believes great stories inspire great possibilities. DreamWorks rewrites the rules to imagine something different. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a show full of strong female characters supporting each other. It's about the power, fierceness and realness of women - and how different young women step up into leadership roles, learn about themselves, and make a positive difference in each other's lives and their world. The She-Ra IWD resources inspire children worldwide.

Show International Women's Day videos

Use some of the inspiring and thought-provoking International Women's Day videos available from around the world as great classroom discussion starters or teaching resources.

Watch this video to challenge gendered language

Watch the viral video challenging gendered language. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all thought more about the words we choose to use? This can be a thought-provoking video to show teenage students.

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