This week we are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) which takes place on Tuesday 8 March 2016. The focus of this event is to raise awareness of the wide-ranging achievements of women. This year’s specific IWD theme is: ‘Pledge For Parity’, which is concerned with how the closing of the gender gap around the world has slowed even more in recent years.
There is a Library display on Level 2 of a range of books from our collections on gender and society. The materials explore a range of issues for women in science and politics as well as wider themes of women and revolution, power and equality.
You may also be interested in the Library’s “All England Women’s Hockey Association (AEWHA) Collection”. This collection documents the lives of various extraordinary women including one whose many impressive skills ranged from piloting aeroplanes to campaigning for the rights of the unemployed: more information about the AEWHA Collection.