Every year on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and girls, celebrate women's achievements and shine a spotlight on gender inequality.

Get involved

Join us for discussion, information and debate in our online meetings thought March.

Women’s History – Wednesday, 10 March, 5.30-7pm

The fight for social justice in the trade union movement and society, with stories of our union’s legacy of women activists and how we use lessons from the past in our work today. We discuss the life and legacy of Mary McArthur, the fight for a minimum wage for women chain makers, the history of women activists and the media.

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Women’s Work – Wednesday, 17 March, 5.30-7pm

What is the impact of Covid-19 on women in work. We discuss the burden of unpaid work and women’s mental health in a time of crisis. What is the future for women in the workplace and how do we prepare our pupils for the changing world ahead?

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Women’s Education – Wednesday, 24 March, 5.30-7pm

The NEU Education Recovery Plan and how this works for women and girls.  We look at promoting gender equality and feminism in schools, making women and girls visible across all key stages and subject areas and ensuring sexist stereotypes don’t hold girls back. 

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Women’s Union – Wednesday, 31 March, 5.30-7pm

What’s the union ever done for women? We look at how to deal with imposter syndrome and taking up space, engaging young members in the democratic structure and proportional representation of our membership.

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Share what you are doing to celebrate IWD in your school

Get involved with the NEU’s Remote Education Hub and tell us what you are doing to celebrate IWD.

There are lots of NEU tools, resources and advice you can use to promote gender equality for staff and students for IWD and beyond:

You can also check out the organisations Lifting Limits and the Gender Action Schools Award supporting schools to promote gender equality through a whole school approach.

You can also email equality@neu.org.uk  

Join our Women’s Networks

The NEU Women’s Organising Forum is a group of elected representatives that work together to make the world a better place for all and to improve the experience for women working in education.

Local women’s networks exist to provide women with advice, support and information on dealing with issues in the workplace. It’s a great way to share ideas and stay informed about what is going on in your district and/or branch. If you are interested in joining or starting a local network for women in your area, please email women@neu.org.uk

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