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Women's History Month 2022

NAHT recognises Women's History Month 2022 as a positive opportunity to support schools in their ongoing work to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in the UK and around the world, both during the month itself, but also throughout the year. The month can also provide a chance to focus on and/or improve awareness of issues affecting women and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to achieve gender parity.

International Women’s Day

March 08 2022 is International Women’s Day, with the theme this year being #BreakTheBias. The day is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. People are sharing photographs of themselves on social media making an x with their arms to demonstrate a commitment to calling out inequality, alongside the campaign hashtag #IWD2022 and #Breakthebias. Tag or mention @NAHTnews on Twitter and we'll share your photographs among school leaders across the UK.

Resources

Get help and guidance on how to plan International Women's Day 2022 activity and how to support the #BreakTheBias campaign theme from the International Women’s Day website here. There are some useful school and classroom resources available here, including activity cards, videos and teaching notes.

There is a full resource pack for schools available here which has been created to champion the cause of International Women's Day using favourite stories and authors, selected to spark discussion in classrooms. The objective of the IWD Resource Pack is for students aged from 5 through to 14 to understand the significance of International Women’s Day, as well as their own role in the continued campaign for equality

Puffin books have some classroom resources available to help celebrate International Women’s Day in schools, including Book Study resource kits and videos here.

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

Join us in helping to celebrate IWD by sharing some of the work you're doing in your schools to mark the International Women’s Day or Month by tagging or mentioning @NAHTnews on Twitter.

Further information on NAHT's EDI work can be found here.

First published 04 March 2022