Location: Bodmin, Cornwall
Photographer: Rowena Castillo Nicholls
Videographer: Rob Nicholls
Happy International Women's Day! International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.
International Women's Day 2019 campaign theme: #BalanceforBetter
The future is exciting. Let's build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play - all the time, everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help create a #BalanceforBetter.
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on 28 February 1909 in New York, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference that 8 March be honored as a day annually in memory of working women. The day has been celebrated as International Women's Day or International Working Women's Day ever since. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975.
Commemoration of International Women's Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.
International Women's Group, it looks like I'm the only diversity!
International Women's Group had hosted a Chit Chat and Chill Out event this morning to celebrate International Women's Day with coffee, cake and music. Thank you to everyone who came to join us in celebrating the International Women's Day most especially to the 2 very talented singers Lottee Brown and Issa Cambuli. Thank you to Haidee, owner of Cornershop Falmouth for the Pandesal and Pan de Coco that you gave for our event. It's much appreciated.
The very talented singer, Lottee Brown.
The very talented singer, Issa Cambuli.
With the 2 very talented singers Lottee Brown and Issa Cambul and their mentor Vikki St Leger.