The theme for IWD 2014 and the grants application process has been launched today on Manchester City Council’s website.


Manchester’s chosen theme for International Women’s Day 2014 is ‘Women as Peacemakers’. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, International Women’s Day 2014 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the role that women have played and continue to play in conflict resolution and peace building. There will be grants of up to £500 to create IWD events and activities in March 2014, and groups are invited to apply.

Groups can visit for more information and an application form, or email

There are many untold stories about the lives of women in our city whose acts of courage, campaigning ability or sheer determination have contributed to peace at all levels. March 2014 will be an opportunity to celebrate the lives of these women and ensure their stories are told.

  • Help celebrate International Women’s Day in March 2014 apply for a small grant and host an event
  • Tell us your story of women as peacemakers, organise an event for International Women’s Day March 2014
  • Organise an event or activity to celebrate women as peacemakers for International Women’s Day 2014
  • Apply for a small grant to celebrate women as peacemakers in March 2014

See #McrIWD14

Posted by Suzanne Spicer, Social Responsibility Manager, The University of Manchester