Join Us On The Bridge For International Women's Day

04/03/2011 11:41 | Updated 22 May 2015

March 8, 2011 marks the one hundredth birthday of International Women's Day - the global, annual celebration of economic, political and social achievement of women past, present and future.

Since the first International Women's Day events in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911, the day has expanded massively with this year set to see the highest ever level of activity.

MyDaily will be getting involved throughout the whole week with heaps of content written by and about inspirational women (like Dannii Minogue, Julie Burchill and our own Carla Bevan) and opportunities for you to tell us about your inspirational women. We will also be taking part in Women for Women International's Join Me on the Bridge campaign.

Join Me on the Bridge brings women and men together in solidarity on bridges around the world, celebrating the achievements of generations of women before us while shining an international spotlight on the issues still facing women around the world.

We'll be joining the march led by Annie Lennox across the Millennium Bridge and Hungerford Bridge which leaves Borough Market at 11am. If you've still got energy to burn, Annie will also be kicking off an Equals Soul Train event at the Southbank Centre from 3pm! To get a flavour for the march, here she is participating in Join Me on the Bridge 2010.

If you can't get to either of those just have a look at the list of events on the official site to see what's happening closer to you. Don't forget to use the comments section to let us know what you'll be doing!


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