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International Women's Day 2018


International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The theme this year is ‘Press for Progress’. Locally there will be a focus on the achievements of women in Blackburn and Darwen, including political activists. The year 2018 marks 100 years since women were granted the right to vote in elections for the first time in this country.

Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

It’s a chance for organisations to promote their services as well as highlighting the positive contribution and role of women in the borough over the last century.

Organisations that have pledged to get involved so far include Blackburn with Darwen Council, The Blackburn BID, The Mall, Age Uk, The Wish Centre,  Blackburn Rovers,  Blackburn Youth Zone and  Lancashire Constabulary. Plans include recruitment drives, displays and drama performances, networking and social events.

A programme of events will be produced & all events can be found here:events list

Blackburn with Darwen Children's Centres are holding lots of great events at all their Centres to celebrate International Women's Day -  from Henna Painting, Play Sessions, Workshops & more. For a full list please click here

Here is the form where you can register your event

It’s hoped to continue the focus on women’s role in the borough as part of the Heritage Festival activities planned for later in the year.


For more information about International Women's Day see their web site: 


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