International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is held on 8th March every year. The theme for 2017 was #Beboldforchange in light of the turbulent times and political events which have sought to challenge and undermine women’s role and rights. IWD asked each one of us - women, men and non-binary people - to join forces and take bold, pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.

This year the NUT is looking at sexism in schools and how to challenge it. We launched a Teacher Survey to find out more and will be analysing the results of this survey over the coming months.

The NUT recognises that we still have a long way to go to achieve equality for women and women teachers – whether that be through tackling the gender pay gap in schools or challenging the routine sexism that affects women teachers in the classroom and many young women students and girls too.

The South West Women’s Forum will be hosting an event on Tuesday May 30th in Exeter for NUT women members to talk about women in the workplace, the pay gap and women in the union. For more information on this event and how you can register your interest please email

To find out more about IWD visit the website or click here for information on how you can get involved and challenge gender inequality in schools.