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Celebrating International Women's Day

9 March 2022

Marked on 8 March, International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of women's achievements to raise awareness of issues affecting women and girls on a local and global level.

It all began in 1908 when 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote. It was then Clara Zetkin, an activist and advocate for women's rights, who in 1910 suggested the creation of an international day and which was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

This year's theme – #BreakTheBias – is asking people to imagine "a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination."

Derbyshire Women's Network is holding an event on Tuesday 15 March 2022 to discuss this year's theme, learn about some of the equality, diversity and inclusion work taking place this year and talk about the future of the network. For more information or to receive an invite please contact Lukasz Gazda, email