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International Women’s Day 2020


At King’s, we are immensely proud of the achievements of our women students, colleagues, and alumni. It was over a hundred years ago that the first International Women’s Day gathering took place in 1911. Since then the world has witnessed a significant change and shift in attitudes and thoughts about women's equality and emancipation.

The theme for this year is ‘Equality’, in other words ensuring all people have equal opportunities to make the most of their lives and talents. Gender equality refers to all people, regardless of gender, receiving and accessing the same opportunities and benefits.

At the heart of International Women’s Day is the premise that no one has poorer life chances due to their gender identity, background or status. We believe that by working together and acknowledging our inequalities that King’s will move forward in setting the agenda for gender and equality, not just in our university but across the Higher Education Sector. 

While we celebrate the many achievements globally, and of our university, we recognise that we still do not live in a gender equal world and so mark International Women's Day by reaffirming our commitment to playing what part we can to address this and so truly make a positive difference for women here at King’s, and beyond.

Exploring the world of work

Meet Mia Davis

Mia is a Residents Analyst at the King’s Service Centre. In this video, she shares experiences of her first job in IT and her thoughts on what the industry can do to ensure equality.

Excelling through sport

On the run to Tokyo 2020

On the run to Tokyo 2020

King's Psychology student Imani-Lara Lansiquot looks ahead to competing in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Girls United

Girls United

Girls United helps to level the playing field both on and off the pitch.

War and conflict

Understanding the role of women in the fight against terrorism

'If we really want to effectively and comprehensively understand and respond to the biggest security issues of our day, then we have to take women seriously.'

– Dr Joana Cook


Is Florence Nightingale a nursing icon?

Anne-Marie Rafferty, Professor of Nursing Policy at King’s and Royal College of Nursing President, discusses the relevance of Florence Nightingale today, with Nursing Standard Senior Nurse Editor Richard Hatchett.