Events are taking place across Merseyside this week in support of International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day on March 8 celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women across the globe.

The United Nations officially recognised the event in 1975 and it is now celebrated in over 80 countries.

International Women’s Day website has announced that this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias.

The organisation is calling on people to “imagine a gender equal world” which is free of biases, stereotypes and discrimination against women.

Liverpool John Moores University are offering events all week to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The Arts, professional and social studies sector at LJMU are hosting events at the John Lennon Art & Design Building.

Liverpool School of Art and Design plan to produce banners to celebrate IWD.

It is planned to photograph current tutors next to images of famous female alumni/tutors with bios and/or work and ‘inspirational words’.

The BA History of Art & Museum Studies programme is inviting submissions of an image of a favourite art work by a female artist or designer from any period.

These will be ‘stitched’ together virtually to make a patchwork quilt.

Another LJMU event taking place this week the Women and Sustainable Development Goals Event, on Tuesday March 8 at 4pm- 7pm.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory and LJMU’s Faculty of Engineering & Technology are bringing together students, academics and industry professionals.

The discussion will involve their career journeys , the importance of a diverse workforce, and how women can contribute to a sustainable future.

Amel Alghrani from the University of Liverpool will talk on the IWD Campaign theme this year and within that share her own academic story

The event will take place on March 9, (16:30 – 17:30), via Teams, Open to all LJMU staff and students.

Moni Akinsanya, Equality, diversity and inclusion team manager at LJMU said: “We could not have a more pertinent theme for this year’s International Women’s Day – ‘#BreakTheBias’.

“Every individual within the university community has a part to play.

“To ensure an inclusive work and study environment where intersectionality is recognised and every single woman across all protected characteristics, whether student or staff, feels their difference is valued and celebrated.

“We join the world to recognise 8th March as International Women’s Day!”

 

Plenty of other events are taking place around the city this week.

Liverpool sisterhood, a group of feminists from the city are planning an organised protest march on March 12 at 12:30 pm, starting at the Bombed out church.

Liverpool sisterhood commented and said: “We will demand that no more women are murdered in our homes, on the streets, or in our jobs.

“We mobilise because we want to live.

“Women die, and are dying, every day, from domestic violence, while support services continue to be cut.”

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