Film, theatre, music, yoga, massage, workshops, learning, feminist meetings, craft, poetry and business advice are all on offer as part of the programme. The theme this year is ‘Pledge for Parity’ and International Women’s Day on March 8 will provide a global opportunity for everyone – men and women – to pledge support to help accelerate gender parity.

York Explore will be holding thought provoking talks and lectures during the festival.

For further information pick up a leaflet from around the city or download the programme from the York International Women’s Festival website.