A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

For International Women’s Day 2021 the official theme was #ChoosetoChallenge. All across Nottinghamshire, people have been coming together (virtually) throughout March to:

  • Celebrate women’s achievements
  • Raise awareness against bias
  • Take action for equality
  • Challenge inequality
  • Campaign for change

There’s an exciting range of events and activities planned for the day itself (March 8th) and also the days and weeks around it. Check out the Nottingham events calendar to find the online event(s) you want to be part of!

You’ll also see the #ChoosetoChallenge campaign running across social media accounts all over the city. Through this campaign, Nottingham residents and organisations have been striking the official IWD pose in solidarity with fighting gender inequality all across the world. Keep an on our IWD 2021 homepage to see Nottingham’s campaign videos and pictures.

International Women’s Day Nottingham 2021 is organised by: African Women’s Empowerment Forum, Disability Support, Nottingham Muslim Women’s Network, Mojatu Foundation, Fearless Youth Association, Nottingham Equal, Nottingham Together, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Council, Self Help UK and Nottingham Women’s Centre.

Site graphics created by Nina Dowbenko.

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. 

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to lobby for accelerated gender parity. There’s no place for complacency. According to the World Economic Forum, sadly none of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. Gender parity will not be attained for almost a century. 

There’s urgent work to do – and we can all play a part.