International Women's Day, which is celebrated on 8 March every year, promotes positive change by raising awareness about problems women face in their everyday lives, and is also a chance to celebrate the achievements of women.
The stories of ordinary women as makers of history, participating in society on an equal footing with men, are central to the celebrations.
This date is commemorated at the United Nations. In many countries it is 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.
Watch a video preview of the #mycamvote project – a collection of photos taken of Cambridge women in February 2018. The photos are captioned, highlighting their compassion, strength and sisterhood as we keep fighting for equality for women worldwide.
On 5 March 2018, we invited women to join us at Ross Street Community Centre to celebrate International Women’s Day. Lunch was provided, and there was music and dance.