International Women's Day (or IWD, or IWWD when you put the "working" in) has been on the feminist calendar since the first one was held in 1911. It's a public holiday in Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria.
Here's a listing of events in our country, Aotearoa New Zealand, to celebrate on or around March 8th:
Wednesday 4 March
Help make placards -from 5.00pm, Waikato Trade
Union Centre Hall, Ground floor, 34 Harwood St - organised by Trade Unions Waikato. For the events in Hamilton on Friday the 6th.
Friday March 6th
Pay Equity Faxathon - all day long, anywhere with a fax machine - initiated by The Hand Mirrovistas - Facebook event listing
Leaflet guests at the International Women’s Day Symposium - 8.30 am at the Hamilton City Council, Reception Lounge (Muster at the fountain) - organised by Trade Unions Waikato.
Picket, peaceful demonstration and appeal to Minister of Women’s Affairs Pansy Wong - 12 noon at the International Women’s Day, Symposium, Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge 1 - organised by Trade Unions Waikato.
Sunday March 8th
Women on the Summit - 9.45am - 12noon, Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden Rd, Auckland - organised by Auckland Regional Migrant Services - more info here
International Womyn's Day film-screening - 6pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn - organised by Auckland anarcha-feminists - a bit more info here
More to come as I find them. Feel free to add any you are aware of in comments, or by email.
Most recent update Sun 8th March, 11am.