Manchester gears up for International Women’s Day with annual ‘Walk for Women’
- The Walk for Women event in Manchester will take place on 8 March as part of the city’s International Women’s Day celebrations
- Hundreds of women and supporters of women from all over the city are expected to participate in the walk through the city centre, raising their voices in solidarity with women worldwide under the theme of Embrace Equity.
- The event aims to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and encourage large groups, businesses, and organizations to get involved and register for an official place in the walk
Manchester is gearing up for International Women’s Day when people walk together through the city centre raising their voices in solidarity with women worldwide.
The Walk for Women on 8 March is an opportunity for large groups, businesses, and organisations to come together with their community and show their passion for equality.
The walk will begin outside Manchester Cathedral on Victoria Street, meeting at 12 noon for a 12.30 pm start. The walk is approximately 1.11km long, with rest stops along the way and dropped kerbs for wheelchair access.
In previous years, the city has seen thousands of women and supporters of women flood to Manchester city centre to share their passion for equality. This year, the event promises to be even bigger and better, with participants coming together under the theme of ‘Embrace Equity’.
Councillor Becky Chambers, lead member for women, expressed excitement about the event: “We’re excited to be back on the streets of Manchester standing up for women’s rights. This will be our sixth year of holding the Walk for Women and we’d love to see as many people as possible come together to rise, roar, and represent women.”
Participants are encouraged to bring fun, safe, noisy instruments to bang and clang as they walk through the city centre.
Councillor Sam Lynch highlighted the importance of International Women’s Day in marking the achievements of women throughout history.
She said: “It also provides us with a unique opportunity to celebrate the brave women who have fought for us and who continue fighting against inequality.”
Large groups, businesses, and organisations are encouraged to get involved and register for an official place in the Walk for Women. For more information about the event, to register a group, or to learn more about other events taking place during Manchester’s International Women’s Day celebrations, visit www.manchester.gov.uk/IWD.
To ensure the smooth running of the event, participants are advised to check road closures by visiting this government website.