Women’s International Day 8th March 2024

International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March every year. It has been observed as a special day for women everywhere for more than a century.

The colour of women’s day in 2024 is purple, green and white. While Purple signifies justice and dignity and being royal to the cause, Green symbolises hope. White, on the other hand, represents purity. The colours originated from UK’s Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1908.

International Women’s Day has a specific theme every year. For 2024, the theme is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’.

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate women and girls around the world, and we applaud all they have achieved in the fight for equality. Women and girls have made great gains – demolishing barrier, dismantling stereotypes and driving progress towards a more just and equal world.

International Women’s Day Quotes

· “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another …….

· “As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. …..

· “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants rather than to create it herself.” – Anais Nin

On behalf of our branch committee, myself please remember the theme above and also ‘Inspire, Inclusion’ is so important and wishing you all Happy International Women’s Day 2024.

On the back of others, we stand tall.

Yvonne Green

Branch Secretary and Greater London Regional Convenor

Previous recipient of the Unison Nelson Mandela Award

Women and trade unions

For further information visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/