International women's day: choose to challenge
We're changing societal norms and forging a path for the women of the future.
International Women’s Day reminds us how determined, collective action by women can improve lives. It is also a day to pause and remember how much more there is to do. Our University community contributes to this journey through our equality, diversity and inclusion plan. I #ChooseToChallenge and to continue to work collectively to drive progress.Professor Colette Fagan / Vice-President for Research, The University of Manchester
International Women’s Day is a global campaign to highlight the inequalities and biases faced by women around the world. While it occurs on only one day a year, it is something that our academics and staff work to address all year round.
From our roots as the first civic university in England and drawing on the rich heritage of Manchester’s pioneering spirit, including the birth of the suffragette movement, we are working to make our city and the world a fairer and more equitable place.
Through our work and by sharing our stories, we hope to inspire you and the next generation of women to reach for their goals and to continue the fight for gender equality.
This burden does not just rest on the shoulders of women, but the whole of society, both here and across the globe.
Meet the University staff and students who are challenging inequality in higher education.
We're finding solutions to gender inequality issues in the UK and across the world.
Discover the pioneering Manchester women who changed the world.
Discover our publication on gender inequalities in the UK and the policy measures needed to address them.
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We’re the top higher education institution in the world in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The rankings use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework, including SDG 3: Good health and well-being.
Read more on how the SDGs inform our work