International Womens Day 8 March
Each year International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe on 8 March. It is a widely celebrated as an opportunity to draw attention to the struggle for women’s rights, to link these up with women’s struggles worldwide and to demonstrate international sisterly solidarity with working women everywhere.
The Charter for Women was launched at a fringe meeting at the TUC women’s conference in March 2003. Its aim is to revitalise the socialist feminist movement in the UK and to connect the struggle against women’s oppression in society with the campaigns of working women and their trade unions. We want to inspire a new generation of women to challenge sexism and racism and ensure that the fight for women’s rights is at the forefront of the agenda of the labour movement and of other social movements. UCU is one of many trade unions and women’s organisations that have affiliated.