International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally on the 8th of March every year, and as such we hold an event to gather women from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds in celebration.

For over 10 years, we have held this event at the Scottish Parliament, with each year focusing on a specific theme.  There are over 300 attendees, who get to hear from inspirational speakers, participate in discussions and network with a range of women.

Below you will find a summary of our most recent IWD event, including some great photos of the day!

IWD 2024

On Saturday, 2nd of March, we held our annual IWD celebration in the Scottish Parliament from 2pm-4pm, with Presiding Officer, Alison Johnstone, MSP, acting as chair of the event.  The day saw women from across Scotland, in-person and online, come together to celebrate and discuss this year's SWC theme 'Inspiring Inclusion Through Human Rights: Women's Rights are Human Rights.'

The full event is available to view on the Scottish Parliament TV Archive, or alternatively you can have a look through an Agenda Brochure from the day.


Previous events