Manchester Celebration of International Women's Day Monday 8 March 2010

International Women's Day was first celebrated 99 years ago on 19 March 1911 in Germany, Austria, Denmark and other European countries. Since then it has gone from strength to strength with events being held to mark the day all over the world and being marked by a public holiday in some countries. The day is an opportunity to celebrate women's achievements and continued aspirations for equality in all aspects of life all over the globe.  This year's IWD theme is Women in Action.

Claire-Marie Boggiano, the driver and visionary of the Manchester Celebration of International Women's Day, is a Manchester resident with a chartered engineering background.  Her company, Lurig Ltd specialises in managing and delivering organisational change, plus coaching and support of individuals through personal transition.  She also runs the Bossy Girls network.  With the help of her network contacts she is delivering this event on a time and talent basis. 

If you are looking for any help or advice regarding domestic violence please visit: www.womenagainstviolence.org.uk

News and Updates

Meet the real Rachel Ward-Lilley

As you know Rachel played a pivotal role in staging the Manchester IWD 2010, however, few will know her story ......

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The IWD Boogie

Visit YouTube to see the end of day Manchester IWD dance , thanks to everyone for being such a good sport.  Remember to pass it on and spread the word, lets make it viral........ 

If you have photos of the day you want to share why not upload them to our Flickr group and we can all enjoy them.

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What an amazing day

Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors & supporters who helped to make yesterday an amazing day.  Thank you to all our particpants, as without you there wouldn' t have been a day......  

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Todays the day

Today's the day we've all been waiting for, see you there and lets have a fabulous one.

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Everything you need to know for Monday

Participants Checklist  Map & Directions   Workshops, discussions groups & other activities

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