Celebrating International Women’s Day

Each year 8 March marks International Women’s Day, a day to both celebrate the many achievements of women, as well as highlight the struggles that women still face today. IWD first dates back to 1909, with its official observation in 1977 when the United Nations proclaimed 8 March as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace – and it’s still very much relevant today.

With women’s marches dominating the headlines over the past few months and outspoken views of prominent world leaders making us question how long it will be until we reach full gender parity, the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day couldn’t be more fitting: Be Bold for Change.

We asked members of the Coggles team to talk about what International Women’s Day means to them, who inspires them in their lives, and why it’s so important to speak up about – and encourage – gender equality. Watch the video above and shop our Bold Prints edit here.

Words by Angharad Jones

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Writer and expert