International Women´s Day
March 8 in Paris
The International Women's Day is celebrated every March 8 and is recognized by the United Nations Organization. It is a day when sexism and inequality of rights and opportunities between men and women are denounced. March 8 has its origin in various specific events: the strike of American textile workers in 1857 and fire on a Cotton factory of New York, on March 25, 1911, where 149 people, mostly women, manifestated their right, many of them where immigrants and very poor, with painful working conditions. The great mobilizations that took place are the origin of the International Women's Day.
Many cities aroud the world, including Paris, hold various activiteis for the International Women's Day. From activists’ demonstrations to restaurant and museums, theater and debates, you will find something of your choise!
Here is the schedule of the International Women’s Day 2018 in Paris:
1) "Parce qu’elles méritent plus qu’une journée", the event at Grand Point Virgule (in French) with an original show. The men will take the floor in tribute to their wives, mothers, daughters, sisters… and not any men: Kallagan, Guillermo Guiz, Djimo, Noman Hosni and many more. There will also be women who will perform, a new generation of female humorists!
2) Screening o the movie Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, followed by a debate about women in Muslim world at the Institut des Cultures d’Islam (in French). This free meeting will be the occasion to return on women’s conditions in the Middle-East.
3) The AWARE association: Archives of Women Artists, Research & Exhibitions takes over the public area for a long weekend with one historical, cultural and social question: what are the works by women artists that marked the Parisian landscapes and where are they?
4) Toutes en Moto: This Sunday March 11, women are invted to ride the motorbikes. There will be a women biker parade everywhere across France!