International Women’s Day is on the way, an event in which women have been celebrated around the globe for over 100 years.  

Originating in the times of universal female suffrage in the early 20th century, issues of gender equality, domestic violence and reproductive rights amongst others are also highlighted and given attention worldwide on March 8.  

With this historical date just around the corner, here is Merseynewslive’s guide to some of the events happening in our city.

LJMU International Women’s Day event on Menstrual Poverty   

Liverpool John Moores University is teaming up with Period Project Merseyside to address menstrual poverty in the region. Period Project Merseyside are a volunteer group that provides menstrual items to those in need across Merseyside.  

Attendees will be educated on the issue of period poverty before having the opportunity to create menstrual item packs, which will then be distributed to those who need them. Donations of sanitary products are also kindly welcomed. 

The event will take place on March 7 in the Public Health Institute at 6:30pm. 

 International Women’s Day Social at Leaf 

Leaf on Bold Street are celebrating International Women’s Day with a drink and a catch up on March 10. The coffee shop boasts an impressive drinks menu, including a wide range of different teas as well as craft gins for those wanting something alcoholic! 

The social begins at 6pm and admission is free, you can reserve yourself a spot here. 

Women in Action: stories of resilience, resistance, and hope at Museum of Liverpool 

This event will celebrate the resilience and activism of women from Liverpool and beyond. Performances from artists and activists alike will tell the story of resilient women from the past and present through monologues, ballads and open discussion. 

This event will take place on March 8 at midday. 

International Women’s Day at the Slavery Museum 

The Slavery Museum promises a journey from women’s history through the media of poetry, songs and storytelling. Workshops will also be included to get your creative juices flowing.

The event will take place on March 7 from 1pm to 3pm.

Why not get out this March and celebrate the women of the world! 

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