Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day is Tuesday 8 March. This year’s campaign is #BreakTheBias.

It’s about working collectively towards a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead.

Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.

Councillor Steph Powell, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, said: “International Women’s Day is us an important reminder we still need to take to address bias and discrimination against women here and around the world.

“It’s a time to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

“Brighton & Hove is a vibrant and diverse city, where we value and celebrate difference.

“We’re proud to support the International Women’s Day call and commit to continue working to #BreakTheBias.”

Brighton Women’s Centre celebrations

On Saturday 5 March, Brighton Women’s Centre (BWC) is once again hosting the city’s largest International Women’s Day celebrations at the Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum. 

Women’s safety and gender parity will be firmly on the agenda at this free and inclusive event which aims to celebrate and inspire women as well as raise awareness of the BWC.

There will be a marketplace of stalls alongside a specially curated programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, arts and crafts, causes and campaigns, with fun for all the family.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free, with donations to BWC very welcome.

You can find out more on BWC’s International Women’s Day website

Stories of refugee and migrant women in Brighton & Hove 

The Network of International Women for Brighton & Hove and One Bread Café are also celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting an event to highlight the stories of refugee and migrant women living in the city.

The Stories of Refugee and Migrant Women in Brighton & Hove is taking place between 10.30am and 4pm on Saturday 5 March at All Saints Hove, The Drive, BN3 3QE.

The event centres on an exhibition of the Network of International Women’s Tapestry project – an ever-growing piece of art which shows the diversity, creativity and skills of the many women from different cultures who live in Brighton & Hove.  

Each square represents an individual’s personal vision of their country, where they live or their thoughts.

Alongside the tapestry, there will be art and craft workshops for adults and children, a short documentary film about the creation of the tapestry, market stalls selling art, crafts and gifts, and food from One Bread Café.

Brighton & Hove is a City of Sanctuary which works to create a 'Culture of Welcome' for refugees and migrants. Other partner organisations will be joining on the day and show how they help create that welcome and reach out to local communities. 

The event is free and all are welcome. You can drop in any time between 10.30am and 4pm.

You can find out more and book tickets on the ‘Celebrating IWD: Stories of refugee and migrant women in Brighton & Hove’ eventbrite page.