International Women's Day

The University of Chicago participated in International Women's Day with a week of activities.

Observed on March 8 in more than 100 countries annually, International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. The celebration's historical origins lie in the Socialist movement in Eastern Europe, the campaign for women's suffrage in the U.S., and the campaigns for improved working conditions during and after the Industrial Revolution.

Every year, the United Nations selects a theme for International Women's Day. For 2014, the global theme is Inspiring Change, which aims to encourage imaginative solutions for women's advancement everywhere in every way.

The University participated in International Women's Day with a week of activities beginning on Monday, March 3, 2014.

CWA hosted a table at the Women's Resource Fair on March 8. Picturs are availabhe here.