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Celebrating lives of women in the First World War with WomensWork100

Victoria Hopton, 04.12.2017

2018 marks the end of the international commemorations of the First World War. Since 2014, events and activities around the globe have connected people with the impact of 1914-1918: on the world, nations, communities and individuals. The role of women is a story that is yet to be fully told.

In Spring 2018 the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by IWM, will present WomensWork100. This international programme of exhibitions, events, activities, creative responses, personal stories and digital resources will recognise and celebrate the working lives of women during the First World War and beyond showing how women, often unknowingly, pressed for progress in their working lives, against the backdrop of the struggle for female suffrage.

Organisations across the Centenary Partnership are being encouraged to take part in #WomensWork100. As well as offering a unique set of digital resources, the Partnership will run a vibrant digital campaign and present Partnership events across the country, from 6 February 2018 to International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018.

If you have stories to share of the working lives of women in the First World War, then do get involved. Organisations can register online, and talk about their WomensWork100 connection. The Centenary Partnership team will then get in touch.

WomensWork100 is open to members of the First World War Centenary Partnership – find out more about the Partnership.

For more information, the Partnership team can be contacted on extranet1914@iwm.org.uk.

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