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8th AFRICaide International Women’s Day 2021

International Women's Day

The 8th AFRICaide International Women’s Day 2021 will take place on Saturday, March 6 with the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.”

This year’s event will be virtual and hosted on Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom Meeting link via email in the days leading up to our event.

The official annual date of International Women’s Day (IWD) is March 8, but when that falls on a weekday, we celebrate on the preceding Saturday with a PUBLIC event – a festival for women. It is a day when we take time to acknowledge the achievements that women have made, from our local Madison area to the global sphere including the State of Wisconsin and the US at large.

The purpose of this event is to bring together women and girls from all backgrounds to celebrate the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We come together to reflect on how to bolster women’s rights and decision-making power; to achieve equal pay and equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work; to end all forms of violence against women and girls; and to build health-care services that respond to women’s needs within and beyond our various communities.

Program Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Patty Loew, Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University
  • Trailblazer Awards
  • Global Marketplace Showcase with Local Women Vendors
  • Circles of Conversation
  • Zoom Dance Hall


If you have any questions on accessibility, translation services, or other concerns, please let us know by contacting: Emilie Songolo, AFRICaide, [email protected] or
Lori Diprete Brown, 4W, [email protected]