A programme of events and activities held annually around International Women’s Day (IWD), 8th March, focussing on women’s lives locally and globally and organised in York, UK 

theme for YIWW2022: Climate Feminism 
plus an ‘Open Strand
5th – 13th March 

 links to Call for Events and Application Form

York International Women’s Week (YIWW) is run by volunteers and based in the local community. Each year we welcome all women and everyone who supports them to join us to find out about women’s rights locally and globally and to be activated by art and cultural activities. We hope as many people as possible will come together to celebrate women’s achievements, to witness women’s struggles, and to work towards justice and equality for all.

Plans for March 2022 are now underway. Our theme this year is ‘Climate Feminism’, and we encourage events that link to this topic in many ways, from everyday activities to the big issues. We are open to creative and ‘loose’ interpretations – surprise us!  

We also welcome events that address other issues of importance to women and girls in our ‘Open Strand’.

YIWW is eager to keep developing the programme so that it is open to many voices, and we actively seek events which are organised by, or otherwise benefit women and girls who are ‘marginalised’ in some way.  

Our aim is to put together an accessible and exciting programme for all self-identified women and those who support them. We welcome regular organisers who have helped to cultivate such valuable YIWW programmes over the years, as well as encourage new people to offer events. If you have an idea for an event and are not sure, contact us on yorkwomensvoices@gmail.com and we’ll help where we can. 

Events can be in-person or online, or a combination of both. These could be workshops, drop-ins, talks, walks, exhibitions – whatever works for your event. Check out the details in the Call for Events, and submit your event on the short Application Form. Entry to the YIWW2022 Programme is free.  We offer Guidelines for online events, and may also be able to offer technical support. Offers of skills and experience are also useful! 

The deadline for submission of events is 9th January.

We aim to upload the Programme to this website by 21st January, and printed Programmes will be available at local community outlets after 18th February. 

We invite you to keep in touch via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by visiting this website.