International Women’s Day

Get ready to mark your calendar with World Literacy Canada’s 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Party! All proceeds from the ticket sales go to funding WLC’s India Project, where empowering women remains a central pillar in our literacy work.

More details to come in the New Year!

For more information on World Literacy Canada’s International Women’s Day Party or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Britt Novakowski.


International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8th.  Since the United Nations declared March 8th International Women’s Day in 1975, people worldwide have gathered to celebrate the day by bringing attention to the strength of women and the discrimination women continue face across the world.

On March 8th, 2013, World Literacy Canada celebrated International Women’s Day in Canada with a party of food, drink, dancing, and a performance by the belly-dancing troupe Tribe MayaFire.  Throughout the event, the crucial importance of appreciating diversity and empowering women for a better world was highlighted.

In India, WLC celebrates International Women’s Day by hosting an annual women’s Kabaddi tournament in partnership with the Satyagyan Foundation. Click here for more information about the Kabaddi tournament.



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