Celebrate International Women's Day 2023

To celebrate this year's International Women's Day (IWD) on Wednesday 8 March, DMU Women are hosting a series of thought-provoking events held online and on campus.


As a part of Women's History Month (taking place from Wednesday 1 March to Friday 31 March), IWD celebrates the achievements of women and promotes gender equality. This year's theme is #EmbraceEquity and you can find out more about the campaign here.

Nicky Hudson and Shalini Bisani, co-chairs of DMU Women said: "International Women's Day is a really important date in the calendar to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness about historic and current issues of gender inequality and promote equality for all.

"This year's IWD programme showcases a variety of events including a film screening about the female Punk band The Slits, a friendship ramble and an Endometriosis speaker session. We would like to encourage all, including male and non-binary allies, to sign up and attend as many events as possible to show your support.

"Together we can #EmbraceEquity and further advance equality for all."

Check out the full schedule of events below:

Thursday 2 March

Here to Be Heard - The Story of the Slits 


Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

Wednesday 8 March

Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow 



Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM) Panel discussion 


Gateway House 3.79

Lights Out Active | International Women's Day Edition 

2pm- 5pm

The Watershed

Women's Profiling Exhibition 

Campus Centre, in the glass cabinet under the stairs on the ground floor

8 March to Friday 31 March

Elevating Women Creatives exhibition 

Wednesday 8 to Wednesday 15 March

In the Vijay Patel Building reception and the Clephan Building reception

Wednesday 15 March

Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities Book Club 

Angela Davis Women, Race and Class



Tuesday 21 March

Mindfulness session 



Tuesday 28 March

Endometriosis, an overview of symptoms, diagnosis and management 



Wednesday 29 March

Anti-Racism Series: The rise of Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy Magazine 



Posted on Friday 24 February 2023

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