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,Action Month March: Female Empowerment and Equal Opportunities

Every year in March, International Women's Day, Equal Pay Day, and Equal Care Day draw attention to current perspectives on women's equality.

On this page you will find background information on the days of action and on events that take place within their framework. In addition, the team of the University Women's Representative will be live onInstagram Kanal der Universität Würzburg @uniwuerzburg from 07 - 09 March 2023 with many insights and information.


International Women's Day

Every year on March 8, the "International Women's Day” takes place. For over 100 years, this day has been used to draw attention to women's rights, existing discrimination, and gender equality issues worldwide. On this day, milestones of the women's rights movements are remembered, but also the existing inequalities and discrimination worldwide are looked at. Violence against Women  or women's reproductive rights require global attention. Structural inequalities and discrimination are also evident in the situation of women in education, the workplace, and politics.  The aim of International Women's Day is to strongly encourage people to stand up for women's rights and equal opportunities.

This year's globally proclaimed theme for International Women's Day is "Embrace Equity." More information can be found on the  International Women´s Day Website.

This year's motto of United Nations Women Germany again focuses on the theme "Living Feminist Utopias. Together for a just world."  The feminist utopia describes an (ideal) vision of a just world, free of sexism, racism, ableism, classism, ageism, and other forms of oppression. Further information can be found on the website of UN Women Germany.

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day on March 7 aims to draw attention to the fact that women worldwide earn less than men. This inequality is measured by the percentage difference in the average gross earnings of women and men. According to the Federal Statistical Office and the BMFSFJ, the pay gap between women and men in Germany is 18 percent. This difference is also referred to as the gender pay gap.

The motto of this year's Equal Pay Day is "the art of equal pay." More information can be found on Germany's Equal Pay Day campaign website.

Equal Care Day

On March 1, Equal Care Day draws attention to the importance of care work, i.e. the work of looking after, caring for and providing for others. Care work affects us all. Nevertheless, over four times more women than men are professionally engaged in care work, mostly in the low-wage sector. Moreover, a large share of care work also takes place in private and often remains invisible there. This care work is also traditionally done by women. All these women can therefore be more affected by poverty in old age. Further information on the topic of care work can be found on the website of the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

"Become louder together" is the motto of Equal Care Day 2023 - the day of action for more appreciation, visibility, and a fair distribution of care work. Further information can be found on the campaign website of Nations Women Germany.


Events in Würzburg

01.03.2023, 19:00 - 21:30: "What women (endure)...." (panel discussion)
On the website of the Akademie Frankenwarte you will find more information and the Flyerfor the event.
Organiser: A cooperation event of the Diocesan Office for the World Church Diocese of Würzburg, Equality Office for Women and Men City of Würzburg, Catholic German Women's Association (KDFB), M.W.A.N.Z.A. e.V., Office Würzburg International City of Würzburg, Pastoral Care for Women in the Diocese of Würzburg and Akademie Frankenwarte.
Venue: Burkardushaus, Am Bruderhof 1, 97070 Würzburg.
You can register by 27.02.2023 by email to 27.02.2023 per E-Mail an

07.03.2023, 18:15: "FILM SCREENING "Unheld Speeches" on Equal Pay Day".
In the Event Calendar the Office of the University Women's Representative (UFB) you will find more information and  Flyerfor the event.
Organisers: An event of the Chair of European Ethnology and the Office of the University Women's Representative (UFB), University of Würzburg.
Venue: Lecture Hall 317 at the Neuen Universität, Sanderring

08.03.2023, 10:30 - 12:00: "Reconciliation...concerns us all!"
On the website of theIHK Würzburg-Schweinfurt you will find more information.
Organisers: IHK Würzburg-Schweinfurt in cooperation with IHK Aschaffenburg
Venue: Online

08.03.2023, 14:00 - 17:30: "Tell me where the women are. What to do for the visibility of innovative women in Germany?"
Information about the event on the website of theBMBF Initiative „Innovative Frauen im Fokus“
Organiser: BMBF Initiative "Innovative Frauen im Focus"
Veranstaltungsort: Online
Registration for the livestream of the event via the BMBF initiative„Innovative Frauen im Fokus“

08.03.2023, 18:00 - 21:00 International Women's Day: "Women and children last. How crises challenge social justice."
On the website of the Akademie Frankenwarte fyou will find further information and the  Flyer for the event.
Venue: Foyer of the Kulturspeicher, Oskar-Laredo-Platz 1, Würzburg

09.03.2023, 19:00 - 20:30: "From Pharaoh to Housewife on the Stove" (Lecture)
Organisers: Würzburg Equal Pay Day Alliance in cooperation with St. Ursula School, Würzburg
Venue: Online
You can register at

11.03.2023, from 09:00: "Würzburg IG Metall women active - action day".
On the website of theIGM Würzburg you will find more information.
Organiser: The Würzburger IG Metall Women
Venue: At the lower market in Würzburg

27.04.2023, 10:00 - 12:00: "What effects do the different forms of work of women and men have on the later old-age pension of women?" (Lecture)
You can find moreInformation here.
Organisers: Equal Opportunities Office of the University of Würzburg et al.
Venue: Building Z6, Room 2.013
Registration not necessary 


Further Information on the Subject

You can find out more about the historical background to World Women's Day on the websites of the German Trade Union Confederation and the Federal Agency of Civic Education.

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