International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme:
Gender parity won't happen overnight. And
that women's equality is still a long way off.
But the good news is that across the world, women are making positive
gains, day by day. And there's a strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.
But we can't be complacent. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward
and progress gender parity. A call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and
be gender inclusive.
Together, let's be tenacious in really accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress.
Collectively we can all play a part
Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day successful.
Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective
efforts of all who care about human rights."
Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900's, the first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911. International
Women's Day belongs to all communities everywhere - governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks,
associations, the media and more. Whether through a global conference, community gathering, classroom lesson or dinner table
conversation - everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for greater gender parity.
So make International Women's Day YOUR day and do what you can to truly make a difference for
Press for Progress!
Order IWD 2018 Event Packs
Organising a 2018 International Women's Day event?
Register or login to
your IWD account for details and to order your International Women's Day 2018 Event Packs. IWD banner, bunting, wristbands,
balloons and more - everything you need to help make your IWD events a huge success. Worldwide shipping available. Individual
and bulk orders welcome. Orders fulfilled on a first-come basis.
2018 IWD partnership opportunities open
If your organisation is interested in learning more about IWD sponsorship, please make contact
as soon as possible.
Send us your #PressforProgress pictures
Want us to promote and amplify your support for accelerating gender parity?
Send us your best #PressforProgress pictures showing your
commitment to gender parity and we'll be sharing some of the most engaging images on the IWD website and via social
2017 IWD campaign theme was #BeBoldforChange
For International Women's Day 2017 and beyond, individuals and organisations were encouraged to
#BeBoldforChange by taking ground breaking action that truly drives the
greatest change for women. Many influencers around the world committed to bold
action to accelerate gender parity, acknowledging their responsibility to do what they can to forge
a more gender inclusive world. Have you submitted your #BeBoldforChange
Back in 2016, organisations and individuals around the world were invited
to support the #PledgeforParity campaign and commit to helping women and
girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced
leadership; value women and men's contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. From
awareness raising to concrete action, organisations
rallied their people to pledge support
to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond.
Each one of us - with women, men and non-binary people joining forces - can be a leader within our own
spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful
collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the
world over. We have urgent work to do - together!
Looking for International Women's Day resources and support?
International Women's Day 2018 resources will soon be made available. However, in the meantime you can:
- Submit your events or publish a page.
- Read International Women's Day news from across the world ... and more.
Follow the weblinks below for 2017 support.
- Access International Women's Day #BeBoldforChange resources and activity guidance.
- Watch the International Women's Day videos or use them as an inspiring resource at events.