International Women's Day (IWD) falls on Thursday March 8 every year and is a day of global celebration of women's achievements.
In Edinburgh, celebrations kick off tonight with 'A City of Ladies' talk at the Surgeons' Hall Museum on some of the Capital's most valiant medical women including women in warfare and women working in surgery today. The event is free and starts at 6pm - to register please book online.
On Tuesday, March 6 The Saltire Foundation and Edinburgh University Business School are joint hosting an evening networking workshop for women to develop business strategies and encourage confidence in those working in male-dominated environments. The free event starts at 7pm though guests must register online before attending.
On the day itself, the university is also holding a special guest lecture by best-selling author Philippa Gregory and chaired by Scotsman theatre critic Joyce McMillan. The lecture begins at 6pm at Patersons Land, Old Moray House, Holyrood.
Elsewhere in the city, The Scottish Storytelling Centre has teamed up with Strange Theatre to present 'Goddess' - a production looking at female identity in Scotland, past and present. The play runs from Thursday March 8 - Saturday March 10.
To mark International Women’s Day, Oxfam Scotland is showing the acclaimed film Bitter Seeds at the Edinburgh Filmhouse followed by a panel discussion with Joanna Blythman, the award-winning journalist and author of six landmark books on food issues, and Oxfam’s Sarah Watson, who spent time with women farmers affected in India. The film starts at 5.45pm and tickets can be purchased online
Engender’s national conference Women in Scotland 2012: The Big Picture is also being held on March 8 in the Royal Botanic Gardens from 10am. Opened by Jean Urquhart MSP and chaired by journalist Lesley Riddoch, the event is free with discussion covering everything from welfare reform, poverty and prostitution to women in politics, older women and childcare. To attend, please register online
The Scottish Women’s Convention is also meeting on Saturday March 10 at the Scottish Parliament to discuss and draw up a report on issues affecting women in Scotland in order to respond to Government consultation papers.
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