International Women's Day - 8th March

International Women's Day - 8th March 2021

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.

Marked annually on 8th March, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women's achievements
  • raise awareness about women's equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities

To learn more about International Women's Day and how you can get involved please see the link below which will take you directly to their website:

IWD: About International Women's Day

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.

This Girl Can Suffolk

With IWD fast approaching, organisations across the world have been asked to share their #ChooseToChallenge images and stories. We approached our fantastic This Girl Can Suffolk Ambassadors who didn't disappoint with their brilliant stories detailing how they have shown their commitment to challenge inequality, question stereotypes and help to create an inclusive world for all.

Discover more inspirational International Women's Day stories from women across the country at

If you have challenged gender stereotypes, challenged yourself and are proud of your accomplishments, we would love to hear about them!

Tag us in your International Women's posts on social media using the hashtag #TGCSuffolk

If you want to share something to mark International Women's Day but are a little camera shy, download our This Girl Can and International Women's Day boards by clicking HERE

Fancy celebrating International Women's Day with FREE physical activity?

Tracey Crawley is the owner of BossBody Fitness in Suffolk and delivered a series of online workouts as part of our This Girl Can Virtual Event in January.

To celebrate International Women's Day and to help get us all moving, she is offering a FREE Mash Up Class on Monday 8th March 2021, 6:15PM

To book your place register at