On 21 January 2017,  5 million of us came together and stood in solidarity with our sisters and their allies in America and across the world.
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, we will do so again.

We unite with the International Women’s Strike on 8 March as we gather our friends, families, neighbours and coworkers and make plans to stand up for economic justice, affirmatively building community and supporting local, women and minority owned businesses. Women and our allies will act together creatively to withdraw from the corporations that harm us and find ways to support the businesses, organisations and communities that sustain us.  

The decision to strike is a deeply personal one and we respect each woman’s individual choice. We acknowledge that the most marginalised face additional risks and burdens in taking days off from working.
A strike can take many forms - from a withdrawal of labour, to economic support or individual actions that show solidarity.


SUGGESTIONS AND GUIDANCE FOR PARTICIPATION

Many women around the World will be choosing to participate in
A Day Without a Woman on March 8, something anyone, anywhere can participate in either by one or all of the following ways:

  • Wear RED in solidarity;

  • Do not engage in paid or unpaid labour.

  • Avoid spending money, with the exception of supporting small women and minority owned businesses that champion gender, racial and economic equity.


Tell us across social media what you are doing and please share on the day. Please also - if it is possible and safe to do so - tell your co- workers, neighbours and families what you are doing and why. Together our power is immense.
#IStrikeFor
#DayWithoutAWoman


RESOURCES FOR PARTICIPATION

Below, we have also listed other events happening in London- and across the UK- this week, to help you decide how you'd like to be involved.
If you know of further events that are taking place which should be listed, please do email us at womensmarchlondon@gmail.com so that we can add them to our index, and spread the word.

As well as going out and getting involved, we have compiled a reading list  for those who wish to support women by consuming material written by women (particularly Women of Colour) at the forefront of their respective fields of social activism, politics, economics, science & tech, law, the arts etc.  
We' ve also put together some handy statistics on Women's standing in and impact on the workplace and the Economy.

For a sense of the international scope of this campaign, you can view the US Women's March on Washington's guidance here

Thank you for your continued involvement and wishing you an empowering and uplifting week of action!

Now it is time to build our next moves to change the world for the better.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR US TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN ALL WOMEN (CIS + TRANS) RISE TOGETHER.


GRAPHICS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA


HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT COULD WE MAKE? 

SELECTED STATISTICS ON WOMEN'S ECONOMIC FOOTPRINT

Tables:

Laura, WML Web Team

Sources:

Oxfam (2106);
Women and the Economy: House of Commons Briefing Paper (2016)
Catalyst.Org (2016); Boston Consulting Group (2013)
Gloria Moss, Marketing and Management,Bucks University

NATIONWIDE EVENTS INDEX
PROVIDED BY WOMENSGRID.ORG.UK

 
IWD Events by Region or Country:
IWD 2017 Events – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/?p=2302 
IWD 2017 Events – North East and West, Yorkshire and Humberside http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/?p=2300 
IWD 2017 Events – Eastern, Midlands East and West http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/?p=2295 
IWD 2017 Events – South East and West http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/?p=2293 
IWD 2017 Events – London http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/?p=2291 


IWD Events All
http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/?p=1840 

Ongoing
~ Women’s History Month – Alternatiave Arts – London – until 31 March 2017
~ Coven – International Women’s Day Tour – until 13 March 2017 
~ Wonder Women 2017 – Manchester’s Feminist Fest Returns – Until 12 March 2017 


4 March ongoing:
4 March 2017 ~ Derby celebrates International Women’s Day 2017 – and 11 March 2017 
4 March 2017 ~ Dorset Women’s Week 2017 – Programme – until 11 March 2017 
4 March 2017 ~ Manchester International Women’s Festival 2017 – until 22 March 2017 
4 March 2017 ~ Women Equality Network events – Wales – until 25 March 2017 


4 March am:
4 March 2017 9:30 ~ International Women’s Day Event – Teesside University 
4 March 2017 10:00 ~ Get involved, get radical, be inspired… Various – Brighton 
4 March 2017 10:00 ~ A free day of celebrations for INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Brighton Women’s Centre 
4 March 2017 11:00 ~ International Women’s Day Event – Benefit for Chester Women’s Aid 
4 March 2017 11:00 ~ International Women’s Day 2017: Take Up Space – Bristol Women’s Voice 
4 March 2017 11:00 ~ IWD Rally 2017 – Belfast 
4 March 2017 12:00 ~ International Women’s Day Special Event – Cumbernauld Theatre 


4 March pm:
4 March 2017 14:00 ~ Claudia Jones’ Remarkable Life – International Women’s Day – Working Class Movement Library – Salford 
4 March 2017 18:00 ~ Heroines of the African Holocaust: African Women in War – Black History Studies – London 
4 March 2017 18:00 ~ Dundee Supports Refugees – Fundraising Evening for Amina Muslim Women Resourse Centre and Dundee International Women’s Centre – Dundee 
4 March 2017 19:30 ~ We are Women – Phoebe Centre – Woodbridge 


5 March:
5 March 2017 10:00 ~ Women-only International Women’s Day ride to Wentworth – Sheffield & District CTC (Cyclist’s Touring Club) 
5 March 2017 12:00 ~ International Womens Day Screening – Hidden Figures – Women in Tech – Nottingham 
5 March 2017 14:00 ~ International Women’s Day at the pit – Wakefield 
5 March 2017 14:45 ~ Women and revolution – Sylvia Pankhurst, Red Suffragette – New Cross Learning – London 


6 March:
6 March 2017 11:00 ~ International Women’s Week Celebration: Ordinary Women, Extraodinary Achievements – Poplar Harca – London 

7 March:
7 March 2017 11:00 ~ Creating An Equal Future, A Conference for International Women’s Day 2017 / Creu Dyfodol Cyfartal, Cynhadledd ar gyfer Diwrnod Rhyngwladol y Merched 2017 
7 March 2017 11:00 ~ Creating An Equal Future: A Conference for International Women’s Day 2017 – Women’s Equality Network – Aberystwyth 
7 March 2017 18:00 ~ International Women’s Day Film Screening: Vera Drake – Unite Wales Women’s committee – Cardiff 
7 March 2017 19:30 ~ Is it a man’s world? Let’s debate – Soroptimist International St Albans and District 
7 March 2017 19:30 ~ Music for International Women’s Day – Watford Women’s Centre 


8 March 9:00:
8 March 2017 ~ International Woman’s Day Events in Essex – Essex Women’s Advisory Group 
8 March 2017 9:00 ~ Inspiring Journeys – IWD Conference – University of Aberdeen 
8 March 2017 9:30 ~ Unsettling The Myths We Live By: Feminist Perspectives On Human Nature, Culture And Freedom – In Parenthesis – Durham 
8 March 2017 9:30 ~ WISE International Women’s Day Celebration – QMUL – London 
8 March 2017 9:30 ~ Discrimination Against Women In Sport Conference – Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire – Preston 


8 March 10:00:
8 March 2017 10:00 ~ International Women’s Day Celebration – Women’s Enterprise Hub – Birmingham 
8 March 2017 10:00 ~ International Women’s Day Glasgow – Al-Khair Foundation 
 8 March 2017 10:00 ~ International Women’s Day Celebration – Women’s Enterprise Hub – Birmingham
8 March 2017 10:30 ~ Brilliantly Diverse – International Women’s Day Manchester 
 8 March 2017 10:30 ~ Come and Join Us on International Women’s Day – Her Centre – London 
8 March 2017 10:30 ~ Celebrating Women’s Voices in International Women’s Week 2017 – York St John University 


8 March 11:00:
8 March 2017 11:00 ~ International Women’s Day Showcase event in Newhaven – She Can Coworking Space and Networking Group 
8 March 2017 11:00 ~ International Women’s Day – Nottingham Women’s Centre 
8 March 2017 11:00 ~ International Women’s Day 2017 – #BeBoldForChange – Wigan Council


8 March 12:00:
8 March 2017 12:00 ~ International Women’s Day Celebration / Dathlu Diwrnod Rhyngwladol y Merched – Swansea College of Law and Criminology 
8 March 2017 12:00 ~ Women in Music – Musicians’ Union – Glasgow 
8 March 2017 12:30 – International Women’s Day 2017 – Free lunch event – University of Nottingham 
8 March 2017 12:30 ~ Bragging Writes – Wikipedia editathon for International Women’s Day 2017 – Gather Festival – Edinburgh 


8 March 13:00:
8 March 2017 13:00 ~ International Women’s Day – Watford Women’s Centre and Harrow Women’s Centre – Harrow 
8 March 2017 13:00 ~ Lunchtime Talk – Women after War – Leeds 
8 March 2017 13:30 ~ International Women’s Day Conference – Afghanistan and Central Asian Association – London 
8 March 2017 13:30 ~ Gender Based Violence and the Law in 2017: Perspectives from a Frontline Service – University of Strathclyde Law Clinic – Glasgow 
8 March 2017 13:30 ~ International Women’s Day Conference – Afghanistan and Central Asian Association – London 


8 March 14:00:
8 March 2017 14:00 ~ Six Branch Exhibition and Talk Series For International Women’s Day – Central Saint Martins BA Textile Design – London 
8 March 2017 14:00 ~ Empower Women of Croydon – International Women’s Day – MyOutSpace 
8 March 2017 14:00 ~ Women’s Global Issues Panel Discussion – University of Hertfordshire – Hatfield 
8 March 2017 14:00 ~ Hidden Histories and Secret Voices – Cardiff University 
8 March 2017 14.30 ~ The ties that bind women from East to West – International Women’s Day – Pan Asian Women’s Association – London 


8 March 15:00:
8 March 2017 15:00 ~ Human Rights and Womanhood: Contemporary Issues facing Women in Northern Ireland – Human Rights Centre – Belfast 

8 March 16:00:
8 March 2017 16:00 ~ Women in Asylum: Safeguarding and Support – The Evelyn Oldfield Unit – London 

8 March 17:00:
8 March 2017 17:00 ~ Gender Equality for a Sustainable Economy – GPERC, WBG & FEPS – London 
8 March 2017 17:00 ~ Fighting the backlash against women – Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Event – London 
8 March 2017 17:45 ~ Women in Law Scotland – International Women’s Day Debate – Women in Law Scotland – Glasgow
 

8 March 18:00:
8 March 2017 18:00 ~ The Importance of Women – International Women’s Day Annual Lecture – University of Edinburgh 
8 March 2017 18:00 ~ Women and Violence: the local and the global – Public Lecture – University of Portsmouth 
8 March 2017 18:00 ~ International Women’s Day: Public Lecture – Royal Astronomical Society – London 
8 March 2017 18:00 ~ Redbridge Women: Bold for Change 2017 – Terrence Higgins Trust – Ilford 
8 March 2017 18:00 ~ Women Against The State – International Women’s Day Public Meeting – Unite London & Eastern Women’s Committee – London 
8 March 2017 18:00 ~ International Women’s Day 2017 – Metal Staff Takeover – Southend
8 March 2017 18:15 ~ International Women’s Day screening of ‘Belle’ – Fundraiser for Sheffield RASAS and Ashiana – Sheffield 
8 March 2017 18:30 ~ International Women’s Day: Intrepid Women Travellers – Bristol Museum 
8 March 2017 18:30 ~ Code Gird – Women in Tech – Liverpool 
8 March 2017 18:30 ~ The Ladies of Wincobank Hall – Sheffield Hallam University Events 
8 March 2017 18:30 ~ How Can Periods Save the Planet? – Menstruation & The Environment – Film Screening of Menstrual Man & Panel Discussion – WEN – London 
8 March 2017 18:30 ~ Suffragette – Free screening – Bradford Council 


8 March 19:00:
8 March 2017 19:00 ~ Women in the Russian Revolution – Revolutionary Communist Group – Glasgow 
8 March 2017 19:00 ~ Suffragette film screening & introduction with the Dundee Women’s Trail 
8 March 2017 19:00 ~ International Women’s Day Talk & Discussion – Welcoming Newark’s Women’s Aid – Nottingham 
8 March 2017 19:00 ~I Am Woman (Hear Me Roar) – International Women’s Day – Leeds Women’s Equality Party 
8 March 2017 19:30 ~ International Women’s Day 1917 – The Beginning of the Russian Revolution – London Socialist Party 
8 March 2017 19:30 ~ Advance Annual Pub Quiz – Benefit – Advance – London


8 March 20:00:
8 March 2017 20:00 ~ She Said: Monologues for International Women’s Day Benefit for GDASS – Foulisfair Theatre – Prestbury 

9 March:
9 March 2017 10:00 ~ Wonder Women: Changing the Portrayal of Gender on Screen – IPA Festival Of British Advertising – London 
9 March 2017 12:00 ~ Celebrate the Feminist Archive North – Leeds 
9 March 2017 17:00 ~ A life of a Woman in Politics. Pankhurst Lecture 2017 – Manchester 
9 March 2017 17:30 ~ Dr Joanne Liu MSF President – Women in Health Lecture Series – The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 
9 March 2017 18:00 ~ Women’s Voices from the Police – Guildhall Library Event – London 
9 March 2017 18:00 ~ Screening of ‘Queens of Syria’ in celebration of International Women’s Day – IOM UK & Migration Collective – London 
9 March 2017 18:30 ~ Architecture As A Gendered Practice – Izaskun Chinchilla – International Women’s Day RA Talk – London 


10 March:
10 March 2017 9:45 ~ The Body Personal / The Body Political – International Women’s Day Symposium – Scottish PEN – Edinburgh 
10 March 2017 10:00 ~ International Women’s Day Event – Wirral Change 
10 March 2017 12:00 ~ From Iron Ladies to Nasty Women; Sexism in Politics – a public lecture – University of Liverpool 
10 March 2017 17:00 ~ Celebrating African Women in Wales: empower and engage – Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel – Cardiff 
10 March 2017 18:00 ~ Women’s Movie Night – Made In Dagenham – Newham Community Cinema – London 
10 March 2017 19:30 ~ International Women’s Day Concert with O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie – St John on Bethnal Green – London 
10 March 2017 20:00 – Muriel’s Wedding – Benefit for Clydebank Women’s Aid and Glasgow Women’s Aid – Southside Film 


11 March:
11 March 2017 ~ Million Women Rise Coaches to London – Newcastle, Nottingham, Rotherham, Bradford #MWR 
11 March 2017 10:00 ~ International Womens Day 2017 – Fife TUC – Kirkcaldy 
11 March 2017 11:00 ~ Making the Media Work for Women – A Celebration for International Women’s Day – South West TUC Women’s Committee- Bristol 
11 March 2017 11:00 ~ Green Women of Coventry IWD Event – CoventryCAN 
11 March 2017 11:00 ~ Liverpool City Region Labour Women’s Forum IWD Event 
11 March 2017 11:00 ~ Making the Media Work for Women – A Celebration for International Women’s Day – South West TUC Women’s Committee – Bristol
11 March 2017 12:30 ~ Million Women Rise – London – #MWR 
11 March 2017 13:00 ~ International Women’s Day – Poetry Workshop – Binti Fundraiser – Thornton Heath 
11 March 2017 13:30 ~ Boomtown Gals Film Screening for International Women’s Day – Oldham Libraries 
11 March 2017 13:30 ~ International Women’s Day – The Promised Band – Leeds 
11 March 2017 14:00 ~ Your Saheli! International Womens Day Event – Royal Leamington Spa 
11 March 2017 14:15 ~ Celebration of International Women’s Day – Shipley Labour Party 
11 March 2017 18:00 ~ International Women’s Day 2017 – Waltham Forest Women’s Network – London 


12 March:
12 March 2017 18:30 ~ Syria’s Rebellious Women – Rethink Rebuild Society – Manchester 

14 March:
14 March 2017 18:00 ~ Film Club: Sufragette – University of Cumbria & Brathay Trust – Lancaster 

24 March:
24 March 2017 17:00 ~ Revolutionary Women: Imagining Louise Michel – Sunderland