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International Women's Day

March 2023

Fabric doll with dark hair and brown skin wrapped in brightly patterned knitted fabric and holding two baby dolls. Poster for Somos Mujeres Thurs 16 March 2923 4-7pm Manchester Central Library Performance Space - exhibition of dolls, music , food and Latin American women talking about their experiences. Book your ticket at https://SomosMujeres.eventbrite.co.uk

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 – it  is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

This year’s theme of ‘Embrace Equity’ is particularly relevant to the way we approach International Women’s Day; we want to provide a space where the lives and achievements of migrant and Global Majority women are a vital part of the celebration.


2023 events

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust are pleased to present two events focusing on women for International Women’s Day.

Palestinian Women’s Voices Tour (co-hosted with CADFA)

 Manchester Central Library, Performance Space, Wednesday 15 March 2023, 2-3.30PM 

Join us to hear about the experiences of three of the Palestinian women visiting the UK with CADFA* (Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association) as part of a special Palestinian Women’s Voices Tour. Twelve women have travelled here to talk about their lives as part of International Women’s Day celebrations across England and Wales. The three women coming exclusively to Manchester are:

Amneh from Jenin – A retired teacher and writer for children

Suhair from Beit Leed village near Tulkarem– A youth worker and staff member of the rehabilitation unit in Nablus hospital

Shereen from Nazareth – A medical student studying in Abu Dis who grew up in Nazareth.

Free but please book via Eventbrite:


Somos Mujeres (co-hosted with SomosCR)

 Manchester Central Library, Performance Space, Thursday 16 March 2023, 4-7.30PM 

Join us to hear from Latin American women sharing their experiences of migration and living in the UK. Immerse yourself in Latin American culture, live music from Mestisa, delicious food from La Bandera, coffee from The 503 Coffee Roastery and an exclusive exhibition of original dolls from numerous Latin American countries. The event is free but reserve your place through Eventbrite https://SomosMujeres.eventbrite.co.uk  


2023 Blog posts for International Women’s Day:

Book review – She Wrote Her Own Eulogy

Book review – Homegoing

Book review – The Celox and the Clot


You can find more information on International Women’s Day here: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

You may enjoy reading these International Women’s Day posts from our blog:

Some reading suggestions from our library https://www.racearchive.org.uk/international-womens-day-2022-aiu-reading-list/

An original poem for International Women’s Day by Shirley May

They Came With Backbone – a poem for International Women’s Day

A look at women’s activism in our archives

Women’s Activism in Our Archives

and the stories of some of those strong women

Women’s Stories in our Archives: IWD 2020