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International Women’s Day 2021


International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

Marked annually on 8 March, the day invites everyone to come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. 

The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let's all #ChooseToChallenge.

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and learn more about how we're choosing to challenge gender bias and inequality.

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Celebrating collaborative, 'messy' feminist research as a space of healing this International Women's Day 2021

CMCI Research Fellow, Dr Tamsyn Dent, celebrates feminist, community-driven research collaborations that are committed to developing a change-making agenda for parents, carers and filmmakers.


A profile on the often overlooked Geologist Charlotte Murchison for International Women's Day 2021

Dr Adelene Buckland, Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature, discusses the significant role British geologist Charlotte Murchison played in nineteenth-century scientific discoveries, reminding us that women have long played a central (if less acknowledged) role in scientific work.

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Choosing to Challenge: Faculty leaders share their stories

This International Women's Day, hear from female leaders in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and learn how they choose to challenge and overcome barriers.

Afghan Women Writers Share Messages for IWD2021

The Write Afghanistan project works with Afghan women writers to develop their storytelling skills, share their stories with readers in their own languages, and reach new global audiences in translation. King’s Visiting Research Fellow (Centre for Life-Writing Research in the Arts and Humanities Research Institute), Lucy Hannah, leads an all-women team of experienced literary editors and translators who deliver online creative workshops to aspiring women fiction writers from across Afghanistan. We invited ten of these writers to reflect on International Women’s Day.

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