cropped-paintitpurple_iwd.pngInternational Women’s Day is one of the most important days in the calendar for women. Held on the 8th of March has been observed since the 1900s the day is used both to celebrate women’s achievements and be involved in activating change. This years’ theme for International Women’s Day is #MakeItHappen.

From 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green to symbolise the plight of the Suffragettes. Purple symbolised justice and dignity – two values strongly associated with women’s equality. The three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges to show solidarity.

Whatever you do – celebrate women, call for equality – and ‘Make it happen’


For more information check out the International Women’s Day webpage by following this link.


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