International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March each year. It is a global celebration of the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women. The theme for 2017 is #BeBoldForChange. Let’s make #IWD17 a day for our students and schools to reflect on the global progress made to challenge gender inequalities around the world. Use our virtual toolkit to focus discussions, reflections and activities.
This article was published in the March 2017 edition of UKEdMagazine
As a global community that connects existing and aspiring women in education, our aim is simple to support women on their journeys as educators and to collectively challenge some of the systemic barriers that disable women from having choice in their career progression. Our community values champion having courage, working collaboratively and affecting change. This year’s #IWD17 theme really resonates with the #WomenEd community as it is ‘Be Bold For Change’.
View the virtual toolkit via uked.chat/2017iwday to use in class or in assemblies to highlight the challenges and barriers faced by women and girls both in the UK and around the world.
@TheHopefulHT @WomenEd Headteacher – Oxford