About International Women's Month

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This site will celebrate IWM all year round. We will regularly update it and use it to educate, inform, and build confidence.

International Women's Month (IWM) is held every March in Britain.

Like our sister site, Black History Month, the International Women's Month website is year round, not just for the month, and aims to support campaigns in the community. This site is developing, so please bear with us. There will be plenty of updates, and new events, and we hope to build this site into an exciting new resource.

Click for more info about the launch of International Womens Month MagazineAround the globe, International Women's Day (IWD) marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements for women. The first IWD was held on 28 February 1909 in the USA. In 1910, the International Socialist congress in Copenhagen unanimously voted to establish an international women’s day in honour of the movement for women’s rights and to assist the struggle for universal women’s suffrage. During the following year one million people demonstrated world wide, demanding the right of women to vote, to hold public office, vocational training and an end to discrimination.

Now IWD is always celebrated on 8 March and is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

Key Dates in IWD History
1909 First women’s day in the USA 28th February
1917 8th March held to commemorate the struggle of Russian Women protesting against food shortages and war
1927 1st celebrations held in the Uk
from 1944 - until 1971 there were no celebrations
1975 The United Nations designated 8th March as celebration of women’s achievement.


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Mia was finalist for the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners 2002 - Professional Award: This category aims to recognise a female business owner OR individual who has succeeded in her business sector whilst promoting the reputation of and progressing opportunities for other Black and Asian business owners, or individuals and the community in general.

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