Celebrate International Women’s Day

BySarah Lewis

Celebrate International Women’s Day

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) on Friday 8 March, DMU Women are hosting a series of online and in-person events.

As a part of Women’s History Month (taking place from Friday 1 March to Sunday 31 March), IWD celebrates the achievements of women and promotes gender equality. This year’s theme is Inspire Inclusion and you can find out more about the campaign here.

Nicky Hudson, Shalini Bisani, and Marie Josee Bisson co-chairs of DMU Women said: “International Women’s Day is a really important date in the calendar to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness about historic and current issues of gender inequality and promote equality for all.

“We have a vibrant programme of events for IWD this year and we would like to encourage all, including men and non-binary allies, to sign up and attend as many events as possible to show your support.

“Together we can Inspire Inclusion and further advance gender parity.”

This year’s highlights include Alumni Dr Bijna Kotak Dasani talking about ‘smashing the stereotype’, a workshop on sustainable fashion, DMU Active yoga session, a relaxing mindfulness meditation session, and a Menopause café and much more.

DMU supports attendance at wellbeing and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion events, so please do take some time out of your working day to come along to an International Women’s Day event.

Exploring women’s experiences in respect to their dress, body and space (all)

Monday 4 March 2024, 1pm-2pm  

Hugh Aston 1.49 

Finding a voice? South Asian Women Writers and the UK publishing landscape (all)

Wednesday 6 March, 11am-12noon

Hugh Aston, HU1.47

Architecture Plus (all)

Wednesday 6 March 2024, 12pm to 4pm

HB00.05, Hawthorn Building

Critical perspective on International Women’s Day (all)

Friday 8 March, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm


Persona: Women and Water (all)

Friday 8 March, 1pm-2pm


Women in STEM Society panel discussion – #InspireInclusion (all)

Friday 8 March, 2pm to 3pm

Queens Building 0.12

Disabled Females in Academia Group Launch Event

Friday 8 March, 2pm-3pm


DSU: Stitch and Bitch with Me Exhibition (all)

Friday 8 March, 10am-5pm

Atrium, Campus Centre Building Atrium 

Smashing Stereotypes (All)

Thursday 14 March, 12noon-1pm


IWD: Mindfulness meditation (all)

Thursday 14 March, 1pm-1.30pm


Active Travel roadshow (staff only)

Tuesday 19 March, 12noon-2pm

Staff Common Room

IWD: Menopause Café (staff)

Wednesday 20 March, 12noon-1pm


Learning visible mending: The catalyst of ecological and individual wellbeing (Staff and students)

Friday 22 March, 10am-1pm

Campus Centre Atrium

DMUactive Female Only Yoga (students)

Every Tuesday, 6.00pm – 7.00pm  

The Watershed

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