Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is Sunday 8 March. The campaign theme this year is #EachforEqual.

It’s about how we’re all individually responsible for our own thoughts and actions. 

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.

Councillor Amanda Grimshaw, the council’s lead member for equalities, said: “International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women but also a day to remember that equality is not universal and the fight continues.

"We’re proud to give International Women’s Day our full support.”

There are a number of events taking place across the city to mark the day.

Brighton Women’s Centre

On Saturday 7 March, Brighton Women’s Centre is once again hosting the city’s largest International Women’s Day celebrations at the Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum. 

The day celebrates women’s achievements with a schedule including inspiring speakers and activists, a green magic show with First Woman Megan Swann, a stage fighting workshop with First Woman Alison de Burgh and a talk with photographer Anita Corbin.   

The theme of this year’s event is 'Women and the Climate Emergency'. 

There’s a discussion with a panel of experts and activists about how gender inequality leaves women more vulnerable to climate change and how women are leading the way to tackle the crisis.

There are also exhibitions, entertainment and workshops where you can learn to dance, sing, stage fight, write comedy or just chill out with some yoga, browse our market place of stalls or book a seated Shiatsu.  

A lunch buffet will be provided by the Real Junk Food Project and the Network of International Women on a pay-as-you-feel basis.

Entry is free, with donations to the Brighton Women’s Centre very welcome.

Visit the Brighton International Women’s Day website for full details. 

Brighton & Hove libraries

We’re also holding a number of events on Sunday 8 March in Jubilee Library to celebrate International Women’s Day.

At 1.30pm, there’s a fun workshop on the art of Femigami (feminist origami) run by Brighton-based facilitator Emily Kenneally giving you the chance to make a range of unconventional paper creations!

The idea is to promote body positivity and encourage more open conversations around our bodies. All materials provided and no previous experience needed.

Tickets for the event are free but places must be booked using the Femigami Eventbrite page. Spaces are limited so please only book if you’re coming along!

There’ll be a collection for domestic abuse charity RISE at the start of the session. 

There’s also a sold-out workshop on building synths for girls aged between 10 and 16.

There’ll be screenings at 1.30pm every Sunday in March featuring films with strong female leads. Please email libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you’d like to check what’s on.

Jubilee Library is also hosting a display created by some of our volunteers. It’s a combination of original artwork, photos and information about Brighton & Hove’s links to the Suffragette movement.