Theme for 2021: Women in a time of plague
6th – 14th March – and onwards!


YIWW2021 is over, but not the thinking and necessity for change. 

If you missed an event, or want to re-live it, check out our As it Happened  page, for pictures, video links and comments posted just after events. Organisers, send in your pictures and links now!

If you want to follow up on an event, check out the YIWW2021_Programme PDF for contact details of all the organisers. 

We would love your FEEDBACK on any event, or more generally on YIWW2021. The coordinating group are always looking for ways to improve and welcome constructive feedback: what did we get right? what can we do better? Organisers, feel free to use the feedback_organisers form. Participants, please feedback to organisers if asked about their event, and email any comments about YIWW2021 to us at yorkwomensvoices@gmail.com 

Thanks so much to all the organisers who have already sent in feedback. We discussed this in detail at our meeting at the end of March, and a short report on YIWW2021 will be available here as soon as we have time to pull it together. 

Some issues we’d like your feedback on: It was exciting to see what local women came up with to explore, survive and discuss the implications of life in a pandemic for women locally and globally. However, we recognised that for many women a programme of events that are all online affects accessibility: for some the chance to engage with others from their home opened up opportunities; for others, participating in online events was difficult or even impossible. How was this for you? We offered zoom and other technical support – what else might we have done?

For 2021 we made the most of the internet as we welcomed not only local people, but also those living elsewhere in the UK, the rest of Europe and the world to join us in virtual York for discussion, information, relaxation, support and activism. We intend to learn from organising online events, and next year – with luck and concentrated efforts nationally and globally to isolate the current viruses – we hope to be able to offer a more balanced programme of face-to-face and online events. What would you like to see? Do you have passions, skills, and ideas that might become an event for 2022- some events are organised by individuals, some by organisations: what might you be able to offer? What does it mean to have YORK international Women’s Week – how local should we remain, or should we reach out more? 

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  • We warmly welcome people who would like to discuss being an active part of the YIWW coordinating team, email us if you are interested.  
  • We’ve also listed extra local International Women’s Day events, as well other relevant online events around the world; browse the ‘More Events‘ menu link. 

email yorkwomensvoices@gmail.com

With hope and warm wishes to everyone living in the pandemic, whatever your situation,  from the YIWW2021 Coordinating Group: Rose Drew, Pilar Girvan, Penny Bainbridge, Marilyn Crawshaw, Margaret Everall, Kim Stephen, Kate Hignett, June Tranmer, Jamie Khoo, Candi Colburn, Ann Kaloski. 

Many thanks to our financial supporters (click on images for details of these organisations): 

logos of Y.I.W.W. sponsors. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York Human Rights City, Centre for Women's Studies and Centre for Applied Human Rights University of York