International Women's Day

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    International Women’s Day: 8 books every feminist must read

    We’ve gathered our favourite books on the topics of feminism - from discussing the history of feminism to modern-day feminism - see below our top 8 suggestions every feminist must read.

  • PA Media: Entertainment

    Adele, Mabel and Rita Ora feature on list of 100 women ‘changing music’

    The music royalties society said that its membership remained heavily male-dominated.

  • Better Homes & Gardens

    16 Powerful Quotes to Celebrate International Women’s Day

    This International Women's Day, we're taking inspiration from a few of the world's most powerful women.

  • AFP News

    9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women

    Nearly 90 percent of the world's population -- of every gender -- holds some prejudice against women, according to a UN study published Thursday, ahead of International Women's Day. The United Nations Development Programme studied 75 countries representing 80 percent of the world's population and found that nine in 10 people -- including women -- hold such beliefs. Countries with the lowest population of those with sexist beliefs were Andorra, at 27.01 percent, Sweden with 30.01 percent and the Netherlands, 39.75 percent.

  • Evening Standard

    Women must unite against a global wave of repression

    At a literary festival last autumn, a speaker I shared the stage with told the audience there was no need for feminism in Western societies, adding: “America is not Afghanistan”.I have heard this kind of talk before. When I was based in Istanbul, a female researcher visiting from the US told me she wasn’t a feminist, but said it was understandable that I was one, since I lived in Turkey. What she ignored is that patriarchy is universal. There is no doubt it is far more dreadful and desperate in some parts of the world. But what it means is that gender awareness and a struggle for a more equal and fair society is needed everywhere. And this should be a cause for everyone.

  • The Independent

    International Women’s Day reduces feminism to fancy brunches and empty slogans

    In the 45 years since the UN officially recognised International Women’s Day, we have made great strides towards social justice in the UK. We have seen the introduction of statutory maternity pay, the first black woman MP, steps towards making it illegal for employers to discriminate against trans people – the list goes on. But when I think about what the day itself does to create tangible change, I keep coming up short.Sure, it’s a nice excuse to champion the achievements of those who have facilitated such change. And as the celebration grows larger and more commercially successful, it does seem to have given those in power a much needed push to take women’s rights seriously. Yet when I’ve asked the women in my life what the day means to them, it’s often very little.