This special day was first recognised on 28th February 1909 in New York, organised by the Socialist Party of America, commemorating the struggle for women's rights.
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In thinking about what it means to me I researched quotes and articles with so many referencing women's great strengths - which kept leading me back to the word "kind". This inspired a fun challenge to the Council members - thanks to the famous quote below by Princess Diana - to carry out random acts of kindness today.
So what have your Council been up to today?
We've had lovely messages to each other, helped our friends, given flowers, biscuits for the teachers at school, dinner for helpers, attending a charity event...
What did you do on this day?!