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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year. It 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.

2022 events

Women’s heritage walking tours

Discover some of the great and lesser known women of Cambridge on a free 90-minute walking tour led by Green Badge Guides.

Join us to hear stories of college bedders, business women, sex workers, scientists, suffragists and scholars.

International Women’s Day Lunch

Women’s health groups hosted a free International Women’s Day lunch at Ross Street Community Centre on 30 March.

The event was dedicated to sharing stories, music, poetry and culture from your country of origin.

Celebration of Women Festival, summer 2022

In the summer there will be a two-day festival dedicated to the celebration of women. Check this page or follow the follow Cambridge Women’s Heritage on Facebook for up-to-date information.

2021 event

In 2021 we moved to an online platform, where we shared the contributions of women who have lived, worked and studied in Cambridge throughout the ages. Find out more on the Capturing Cambridge website.

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