International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019


Today is International Women’s Day. The theme this year is: ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’. The focus of the theme is on innovative ways in which to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

Next week is the third annual LBT Women’s Health Week (taking place from 11-15th March 2019). Check out this website to find out more about the week and how to get involved.

The aim of LBT Women’s Health Week is to raise awareness about lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s health inequalities, to make it easier for service providers to empower service users and for communities to support LBT women.

The week is also an opportunity to celebrate, highlight and learn from the work of groups and services which provide dedicated support to lesbian and bisexual women.

The main focus of LBT Women’s Health Week 2019 is visibility. We’re organising, leading and supporting a number of events and activities, and also providing you with facts and information to help explain why LBT Women’s Health needs to be made a priority. We’re particularly excited to be launching a network for women working in the LGBT sector and releasing the results of some interesting new research on LGBT women’s health.

LBT Women’s Health Week 2019 will include the following activities:

  • Three Webinars
  • Twitter Q&A
  • Sharing data and research
  • Social Media takeovers
  • Information and views from our Ambassadors
  • Sharing your pledges (see below)
  • Events and discussions
  • Targeted clinics and support groups
  • Launch of the LGBT Sector Women’s Network



One thought on “International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019

  1. Went to Asda for top up shopping trip and as it was a Manchester day, wet windy and grey, I got a taxi back…sadly the taxi driver called me mate, which pricked the bubble of my illusion. Thanks for the links Tony. Pauline xx

    PS being called hun and mate in just over a week is a new first for me!


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