‘Walk for Women‘ will be returning to Manchester on Saturday 4th March for International Women’s Day this year, celebrating Manchester women and campaigning for equality.
The walk is a great opportunity to come together with family and friends, colleagues – and strangers too – to share a passion for equality and creating opportunities for Manchester women.
Participants are encouraged to bring along fun, safe and noisy instruments to bang and clang, or make the most of their voices and join in with the chants.
The group will be meeting outside Manchester Cathedral, on Victoria Street, at midday for a 12.30pm start, walking together along Deansgate and then up Peter Street to St Peter’s Square. There are rest stops along the way and dropped kerbs for wheelchair access. If you’re not a regular walker, the council encourages bringing a bottle of water with you.
In a Facebook post about the 2019 event, Walk for Women said: “Manchester has a history of some very strong women; you probably know a few. We are having a walk to show the world how great Manchester and its women are.
“You don’t have to be a woman to join in, but you do have to support them. We’ll have all shapes and sizes, colours and creeds. We’ll be singing, dancing, marching and shouting.”
This is very much echoed in the 2023 ‘Walk for Women’, with everyone encouraged to come and support women this International Women’s Day.
After the ‘Walk for Women’, a number of community groups and organisations will have display stalls in the Central Library. Everyone is invited to come along and find out more about the work going on in Manchester’s communities.
Across the city, groups will be coming together for events with guest speakers, community meals and displays of arts, crafts and music, all focused around a celebration of International Women’s Day.
Lone rangers and groups alike are very welcome on the walk – the Walk for Women event is totally free and anyone can take part. If you’d like to register your group to have an official place in the walk you can apply here.