International Women's Day


International Women's Day

March 8th 2018

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International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally and acknowledges the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. IWD is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. This year's campaign theme is #PressforProgress which you can read more about and get involved in here. (Or use the widget on the right.)

Last year I introduced the Venus Pin, a handcrafted silver pin in the shape of the female venus symbol, to celebrate IWD and raise money for Women’s Aid. Women’s Aid works to empower women who have been affected by domestic abuse and aim to help women live an independent life, free from fear.Through sales of the pin I raised just  £100 for Women’s Aid. This support enables Women's Aid to get help to more women and children facing abuse, ensuring survivors get the support they need. You can find out more about Women’s Aid here.

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After a few requests and a little Instagram poll I’ve decided to bring the pins back this March! The pins are available online and you have the option of a silver or oxidised finish. This year I will be donating 10% from each sale to Dundee International Women’s Centre. The pins are available for a limited time only, until the end of March.

Dundee International Women’s Centre (DIWC) began as a voluntary group of women who visited immigrant families, offering them helping integrating into the community, particularly by teaching English. The centre was set up as part of an Urban Aid Programme in 1969. Today DIWC works in partnership with many organisations to promote the personal development of woman and aims to engage, educate and empower the women they work with.

DIWC provides educational, recreational and social activities as well as employment training to women from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The centre has created over 6000 learning opportunities and have helped over 10,000 women build a better life by helping them achieve their personal goals and gain confidence, life skills, education and employability skills.

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The money raised will help women and girls achieve their personal goals, reach their full potential and prosper in their community. To find out more about how DIWC helps women take a look at their case studies here.






The Venus pins will be £25 each you can get yours here. 10% from each sale will be donated to Dundee International Women’s Centre.