International Women’s Day
Learning outcomes:
•What is International Women’s Day?
•Why is it important?
•This years theme: Inspiring Change
•What is Rosa and what we do?
•Raise awareness of issues relating to gender and
gender equality
What is International Women’s Day?
Inequalities in the UK?
• International Women’s Day (IWD) is held every year on the 8th
• IWD is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the progress that women
have achieved, and become better informed about the difficulties
that women face.
• It is a chance to unify, network and mobilise our aspirations and
efforts for essential and meaningful change.
"No society treats its women as well as its men." That's the conclusion from
the United Nations Development Programme, as written in its 1997 Human
Development Report
Inequalities in the world
Access to education
Limited mobility
Feminization of Poverty
Freedom to Marry and Divorce
Restricted Land Ownership
Inequalities in the UK
Sexism in the media
Sexism in
for males and
Pop culture: Robin Thicke/
Miley Cyrus
e.g. Janelle Monae/ Laura Mvula
Sexism in children’s world
Dear Lego company,
My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love Lego but I
don’t like that there are more Lego boy people and barely any
Lego girls.
Today I went to a store and saw Lego in two sections the girls
pink and the boys blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to
the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on
adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam
with sharks.
I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on
adventures and have fun ok!?!
Thank you!
From Charlotte
The boys version: How
To Survive Almost
Anything (Boy’s Only
Edition) had chapters
And another book offered,
entitled How To Survive
Almost Anything (Girls
Only Edition) had chapters
How to:
How To:
• Survive A Shark Attack
•Survive A Plane Crash
•Survive A T-Rex
•Survive A Zombie
• Survive A Breakout
•Survive A Fashion Disaster
•Have The Best Sleepover
•Survive A Camping Trip
•Teach Your Cat To Sit
Rosa is the first and only UK-wide women’s fund, started with the aim
of finding new sources of money to fund women’s organisations.
Rosa’s vision is of equality and justice for all women and girls in the
What does Rosa do?
Rosa has funded innovative and exciting projects. Rosa has highlighted what women’s
organisations can do, what they are doing, and why they need support. Rosa has encouraged
other, much bigger funders to support work finding alternatives to custodial sentences for women
offenders, to tackle Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK, and to support new and
struggling organisations.
Most recently Rosa has funded
projects looking at the issue of
media representation of girls and
young women. Anybody’s Shape
Your Culture project received the
organisation’s first ever funding.
Also last year Rosa has funded the End
Violence Against Women coalition,
along with Imkaan and Object, to work
together on a project to tackle sexism
and racism in music videos.
inspiring change
The official global theme of this year’s
International Women’s Day is
An invitation to celebrate a woman who has inspired change. This may be
someone who has made a difference to you personally or a woman who has
affected the lives of people around the world.
Rosa’s inspiration
Three women have inspired the name of our organisation.
Do you know who they are and how they changed History?
Hint: they all share the same first name
How could you help?
1: Participate in the discussion and voice your opinion!
Use social media and share your thoughts about anything you find unjust for women and girls around you, in
the UK or in the world.
2: Fundraise
Rosa is inviting people across the UK to raise much-needed funds for groups working with women and girls in
the UK. By taking part and hosting events, you can celebrate the women who have inspired you.
International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to show support for women and girls across the UK, and to
learn about the ways women and girls are working together creatively to tackle the issues women and girls
face in 2014.The money raised from each Rosa event will be used to support initiatives and projects working
to benefit women and girls across the UK.
3: Be the change!
Call to action
On International Women’s Day, send us a
tweet @RosaForWomen and tell us who is
your favourite woman and how she inspires
change using the hashtags #IWD2014 and
You can also send us a picture on Instagram
@rosaforwomen using the same hashtags
Happy International Women’s Day
Have a great International Women’s Day!
Watch this video, you will learn about many
women’s inventions we never talk about!