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International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific. Each year on or around 8 March, we do something different at the Compass Centre to celebrate the wonderfulness of women!

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2022 Bystander Campaign

For International Women's Day 2022 we have launched a campaign aimed at helping members of the public spot and prevent sexual violence on nights out in Shetland.

The leaflets and posters, titled What to do if you think someone is in danger on a night out, will be made available from International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8th March, in public bars, hotels and taxis around the Isles.

The campaign was created with the aim of aiding members of the public to spot predatory sexual behaviour and providing them with options for how to address it.

See our full campaign page for more information: Bystander | The Compass Centre