What is Women's+ History Month
Women's+ History Month is the annual celebration of women+’s history, liberation, and successes held every
International Women’s Day falls within this month, taking place on March 8th, and is a global holiday
to commemorate and celebrate women+’s achievements and rights, and to reinforce a commitment to women’s
This year, our theme for Women's+ History Month is ‘celebration’, and the UEA community will be
hosting a wide series of events around this theme. As part of the month, our partners, UEA Sport, have put
on a series of events centred around the theme of ‘This Girl Can’, a national campaign that
celebrates active women+, whilst encouraging women+ to take part in physical activity without fear of
What does Women+ mean?
The phrases ‘men’ and ‘women’ do not accurately represent the breadth or fluidity of gender. Intentionally adding a ‘+’ after ‘women’ demonstrates that this month is to celebrate, and is inclusive of, all those that identify or partially identify as women.