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The Wichita International Women’s Day Festival (ICT IWD Fest) is part of a global movement for change – encouraging, and empowering women to obtain safer and better futures…and to celebrate themselves in the process!


International Women's Day (IWD) is an official holiday in many countries including Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honoring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. Many global corporations actively support IWD by running their own events and campaigns.


This year's IWD fest is hosted on Wichita State University grounds. The festival is a two day event taking place on Wednesday March 8th which includes a series of artist exhibitions*, live performances*, and food vendors at  WSU's Shiftspace Gallery on Commerce St. and on Thursday, March 9th,  in the Rhatigan Student Center where  educational workshops*, additional performances*,  resource fair*, and a mixer* will be held!


*Onsite hair and makeup services will be provided to event hosts, workshop presenters, speakers, and performers courtesy of the Eric Fisher Academy. 



Pictures from last year's event

OUr emcee greg Williams getting the crowd excited about auction items
Sue Ellen telling her touching story
A good time was had by all
Winning baskets is fun!
Event sponsored by West Wichita Women's Network

win's 5th annual divas on a dime fundraiser

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An eventful evening of fashion, fun, food and wine!  WIN participants model clothing from Goodwill. Every year the event features  live and silent auction items along with fabulous prize baskets.



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In collaboration with Wichita State University - VISTA Fellows, Sigma psi zeta sorority inc [distinguished student community partner], and others,  WIN will be a key collaborator in the 1st Annual International Women's Day Festival in wichita!


For more information  please contact our WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY VISTA FELLOW, TURQUOISE Thomas via the form below. 





WICHITA IWD FEST

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Wichita international women's day festival (ict iwd fest)

March 8th - March 9th, 2017 


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