International Women’s Day, which takes place on 08 March each year, is a day of global recognition which aims to inspire women, celebrate their achievements and continue the campaign for greater equality.

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s and events and activities will take place across the world to mark the occasion.

The theme for this year is ‘Make It Happen’ with people being encouraged to take effective action for advancing and recognising women and to fight for true equality between men and women in the workplace, in the home, in politics, in business and society as a whole.

Jo Seery from Thompsons Solicitors said: “International Women’s Day is an opportunity to not only celebrate the huge achievements by women across the globe, but also to step up the campaign for further progress in the fight for gender equality.

“From women’s right to vote to closing the gender pay gap, International Women’s Day has long had cause to highlight women’s struggle for equality. All year round but especially on International Women’s Day, we stand alongside our trade union partners to uphold advances in women’s rights at work and in the community but also to emphasise the work that still needs to be done.”

Thompsons Solicitors has organised an afternoon of workshops and discussions to celebrate International Women’s Day on 08 March 2015 at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. For more information about the event visit: