International Women's Day Worksheets
All About These 15 Worksheets
This series of 15 worksheets is an empowering and educational resource designed to honor and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and progress of women throughout history. These worksheets provide an opportunity for students to learn about the significance of International Women’s Day, explore inspiring women, and promote gender equality. By completing a variety of activities, students will deepen their understanding of women’s rights, foster empathy, and develop critical thinking skills. Through these worksheets, students will:
- Learn all about the history behind International Women’s Day and understand its significance and impact;
- Reflect on the history of Woman Suffrage, and think of the further changes that still need to be made to continue the vision of the women behind it;
- Recognize notable women in the past and present;
- Showcase their creativity by creating their own poster to celebrate International Women’s Day;
- Go through a process of self-reflection to write about what it personally means for them to learn all about women’s struggle for equality;
- Read assigned passages that are relevant to the principles and vision of this annual event and express their own thoughts about them;
- And select notable women in history or the present times that they admire to talk about how they made or are making a difference.
This series provides an empowering and educational resource for students to honor and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and progress of women. Through activities encompassing historical context, notable women, global perspectives, gender equality reflection, literature analysis, and empowerment action plans, students will deepen their understanding, foster empathy, and develop critical thinking skills. In summary, these worksheets promote a sense of gender equality, inclusivity, and inspire students to become advocates for women’s rights and empowerment.
What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual global event celebrated on March 8 to recognize and honor the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender equality and raising awareness about the ongoing struggles and challenges faced by women across the world.
The origins of International Women’s Day date back to the early 20th century. The idea for a day dedicated to women and their rights was first proposed by Clara Zetkin, a German activist and advocate for women’s rights, during the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen in 1910. The conference participants, representing various countries, unanimously approved the proposal, and the first International Women’s Day was observed on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.
Over the years, the focus and themes of International Women’s Day have evolved, reflecting the changing social, political, and economic landscape. In 1975, the United Nations officially recognized International Women’s Day and started celebrating it on March 8. Today, the day is observed in numerous countries around the world with various events and activities, including rallies, conferences, workshops, cultural performances, and educational programs, to promote women’s rights and gender equality.
Each year, International Women’s Day has a specific theme, which serves as a focal point for the celebrations and actions taken to address the challenges faced by women. The themes highlight critical issues such as gender-based violence, workplace inequality, political representation, and access to education and healthcare. The day serves as an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and governments to come together, celebrate women’s achievements, and advocate for gender equality in all aspects of life.