Like you need telling, but tomorrow is International Women’s Day. What began in 1908 with a 15,000 woman strong march through New York City to demand better pay, shorter hours and the vote, now involves thousands of events across the globe.
You can check out the official IWD website for info on what is going on in your own area, but if you’re in London you’ll be spoilt for choice.
And those are just the big ones in London. Check out this listings for similar events up and down the country.
Look, we never run out of bad news stories to report. It’s enough to get anyone down. I don’t just see these events as an opportunity to protest, but as an opportunity to get out there and do something positive. You don’t have to do anything too political if you don’t want – but even if you just want to go see a movie, you can be supporting IWD and women film-makers. See, it’s easy.
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