UMN International Women's Day Event Series 2024


"International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality."

IWD Event Series 

Development-Induced Displacement and Women and Children's Well-Being: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

Friday, February 2 | 12 - 1 pm CST | Hybrid event

Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change

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BIRCWH Visiting Scholar Seminar: Breast Cancer Disparities in Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals with Elizabeth J. Cathcart-Rake, MD

Thursday, March 7 | 1 - 2 pm CST | Remote via Zoom

Hosted by the Center for Women's Health Research

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Empowering Women, Transforming Lives: A Global Celebration of Safe Motherhood

Thursday, March 14 | 5 - 7 pm CDT | Weisman Art Museum

Hosted by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

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The Rights of Nature vs. Human Rights?

Thursday, April 11 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT | Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 

Hosted by the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy

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About International Women's Day

IWD provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more.

The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, professional associations, women's networks, charities and non-profit bodies, the media and more.

Collectively every person and all groups can make a difference within their sphere of influence by taking concrete action to help build a more gender equal world. From small powerful grassroots gatherings to large-scale conference and events - International Women's Day is celebrated everywhere. It's a big day for inspiration and change.

Read more about IWD's herstory here.


The Women's Health Equity, Empowerment, and Leadership (WHEEL) Series was developed in an ongoing partnership between 12 centers, institutes, and programs from the University of Minnesota and beyond. Our collaborators create webinar events that share perspectives on the intersection of global women’s health and public policy, human rights, ethics, and more. These seminars are meant to generate ideas for interprofessional collaboration and action. Learn more about WHEEL and see past events.

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