International Women’s Day (IWD) is on the 8th of March. It is an annual day which celebrates the economic, cultural and social achievements of women. Near Neighbours wishes to raise awareness of IWD by mentioning what Near Neighbours events are taking place to celebrate IWD and to ask people which women have inspired them in their lives. 

It would be great if you could support our campaign for IWD. You could share this page with information of our campaign and IWD events, or you could answer the question we would like to ask you!


‘Who is an inspirational woman in your life? Don’t forget to tell us why!’

We want to ask you: ‘Who is an inspirational woman in your life? Don’t forget to tell us why!’

You can answer this question and submit it through different ways:

  • Picture/Selfie: You can take a picture/selfie holding our sign here where you can answer this question and post it on Facebook and/or Twitter.
  • Tweet with the hashtag #IWD and tag us @nearneighbours in your answer.
  • Short video clip: Send us a short video clip holding our sign here telling us who inspires you.
  • Write your answer: Write your answer and email it to me at: [email protected]

Please send your contribution by Monday 6th of March: [email protected] 


Here are some Near Neighbours IWD events happening near you!


West London

Lizzie, a Catalyst Graduate, is organising an event at SOAS on 6th of March. Behind Closed Doors is hosting an event which is a panel discussion on domestic violence, detailed fully here.

Panellists include Baroness Glenys Thornton, Margaret V Aberdeen (survivor and “Warrior Queen” Women’s Empowerment advocate), the PSHE Association, Mankind Initiative and others.

Our event will be interactive, so audience members can help shape the legal and educational reforms we want to see implemented. Effectively, the audience will set the agenda for lobbying parliament en masse, in person.

Please register here:;

Follow Behind Closed Doors on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

West Midlands

Black Country

West Yorkshire

Women | Art | Belief : Showcasing ground-breaking women artists in West Yorkshire at Pavilion Café, City Park, Bradford.

Wednesday 8 March 2017, from 6-10pm

You’re invited to the launch of Women, Art, Belief, a multi-arts project exploring the relationships between the arts, gender and belief, to celebrate international women’s day.

A night of film, photography, oral history and performance. 


The Team 

Photography by Shanaz Gulzar

Films by Paresh Solanki  & Wahida Shaffi 

Oral history by Nabeela 

Overall Editing by Fiona Ranford & Wahida Shaffi 

Exhibition Curated by the team