On March 8, the world will turn its attention to women and girls for International Women’s Day, celebrating the many success stories and recognizing what still needs to be done. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we at the #YUBlog asked several York U students about who they are celebrating on Sunday.
Please take some time to watch the video below. Who knows, you could be the one being celebrated!
What is International Women’s Day?
Celebrated on March 8 every year, International Women’s Day honours women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements around the world, while opening a discussion about women’s rights. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is about striving towards a more gender-balanced world.
Resources at York U
While International Women’s Day only occurs once a year, the discussion of these topics continues all year long. York U offers many opportunities to engage in women’s studies, including the Gender & Women’s Studies certificate and a variety of courses:
- AP/GWST 1501 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
- AP/GWST 2511 Sex, Gender and Popular Culture
- AP/GWST 3510 Women and Work: Production and Reproduction
- AP/GWST 3890 Gender, Religion and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- AP/GWST 4503 Politics of the Canadian Women’s Movement
- AP/EN 4515 Early Modern Women Writers
Looking for more ways to get involved? Check out one of the clubs below!
York U also offers many research and support services on campus, including:
- Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
- Centre for Feminist Research at York University
- The Centre for Sexual Violence, Response, Support & Education
We at the #YUBlog hope that this brief introduction to International Women’s Day provides opportunities for you to learn more about this yearly event and the many resources York U offers to continue the discussion. Happy International Women’s Day, Lions!