ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
* International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8.
* The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911.
*The day is not country, group or organization specific – and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.
* So why not make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women? Stithians Ladies Choir will be celebrating with a concert where the majority of performers are women and we will be collecting for a local charity which was launched by a courageous woman, Jeannette Preston of Pants Cancer.
WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY?
International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like.
WHY ARE WE WEARING PURPLE?
Internationally, purple is a colour for symbolising women. Historically the combination of purple, green and white to symbolise women’s equality originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union in the UK in 1908. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolises hope. White represents purity, but is no longer used due to ‘purity’ being a controversial concept.
JOIN US FOR A PURPLE CELBRATION!