International Women's Day 2022

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

#IWD2022 #BreakTheBias

We’re proud to mark International Women’s Day on the 8 March. Several special events have been organised over the course of the week:


The Department of International Politics will be hosting an event

“Should foreign policy be feminist?”

Tuesday, 8 March 6:15-7:30pm on Microsoft Teams

Find out more about what a feminist foreign policy is, and about the successes and challenges of implementing it in practice, and discuss the issues it raises with our panel of speakers.


From the Department of International Politics:

  • Dr Jana Wattenberg
  • Dr Jenny Mathers
  • Ms Noni Hlophe
  • Ms Vilde Longva
  • Ms Susie Thompson

Guest speaker:
Professor Annick Wibben, Swedish Defence University


The Department of Computer Science have a number of blogs on ‘Women who have inspired us’ – including:

  • Beatrice Worsley
  • Jean Valentine
  • Hedy Lamarr
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley


Aberystwyth Arts Centre will be telling the story of Amy Dillwyn boundary breaking change-maker, 9 March 19.45.

The many lives of Amy Dillwyn
Suffragist, industrialist, philanthropist; Amy Dillwyn was a cigar-smoking, boundary breaking change-maker. A woman who became a legend in her own lifetime. A best-selling novelist, pioneering industrialist and campaigner for the rights of women and social justice; her passion for public life was matched only by the desires of her private life. But at what cost? This is her story, adapted from her own words as found in her diaries and novels.


Women in Research Network

The women in research network holds regular meetings to discuss how gender equality in research might be enhanced, to share ideas and support women researchers.

Any staff who are interested in the issues around supporting women in research are welcome to attend.


If you have any questions please email in the first instance.