Campaign while poppin’ Champagne

The fight for feminism is a long and arduous one. While there is much to celebrate when it comes to gender equality, there’s still plenty to be done. So this International Women’s Day, find several events that will allow you to campaign for women’s rights, all while partying it up. Oh, and don’t forget to show appreciation for the important women in your life.

ATC Peaks for Purpose International Women's Day Hike (Mar 7)

Get active and acquainted with other females this Women’s Day weekend, as the Amazing Trekkers Club (ATC) is organising Peaks For Purpose, a 10km hike that takes ladies from MacRitchie Reservoir to Bukit Timah Hill. To be part of the fun, don a purple outfit along with comfortable trainers, and don’t forget to pack a hefty supply of drinks and snacks. There’ll be some exciting activities that’ll occur along the way too, so prepare to take part in those.

Punch Like A Girl (Mar 7)

Keep sexist comments at bay with Punch Like A Girl by The Hedonist Store, which celebrates womanhood through fitness. With motivational instructor Jac aka leading the 45-min rhythmic boxing and HIIT workout session at Ground Zero, ladies will get to challenge themselves before being rewarded with make-up products and more after class.

International Women’s Day Music & Market (Mar 8)

In line with International Women’s Day happening on the second Sunday of March, Kult Yard will be throwing a music and market day, where female vinyl DJs like MissT, Suzy Q and DJ Honey will be helming the decks, alongside lady entrepreneurs, makers and creators showcasing their wares. So get ready to enjoy good tunes, tasty nosh, refreshing drinks and more, all while celebrating gender equality and women’s rights. Plus, the market will help raise funds for Aware Singapore, which allows you to support yet another good cause.

You Go Girl (Mar 8)

For a more upbeat celebration of International Women’s Day, indulge in a bottomless brunch at Monti’s You Go Girl, that will donate half of the proceeds from the event to Aware Singapore too. Feast on the beloved Colapranzo brunch menu, all while sipping drinks prepared by two special female guest bartenders Christyne Lee of Tess Bar & Kitchen, as well as The Other Roof’s Macarena Rotger.

Not Just Snowflakes (Mar 27)

Don’t be alarmed by this pertly-named event, ‘cause while Not Just Snowflakes is a bold discussion of gender issues, it’s really just an honest conversation among three young feminists participating in activism work. So listen as founder of mental health collective Your Head Lah! Reetaza Chatterjee; Aware staff and writer Filzah Sumartono; and body positivity activist Aarti Olivia Dubey talk about what it means to fight for equality in Singapore.

Women Make Film (March onwards) 

Honouring women in the film industry is independent arthouse cinema The Projector, with their very own Women Make Film Festival that offers a series of movies beginning this International Women’s Day. Discover over 10 different films including #Female Pleasure that features five women of various cultures celebrating their sexuality and reclaiming their bodies; as well as Half The Picture, that seeks to understand why there are so few female directors in Hollywood. 

Superwomen in Concert (April 10)

To catch Mandarin singer Stefanie Sun, musical trio the Dim Sum Dollies, musician RRiley and more in person, head to Superwomen in Concert by Aware Singapore this April. With the gender equality organisation using this opportunity to raise funds for Aware Singapore’s Women’s Helpline and Sexual Assault Care Centre services, be prepared to be entertained while supporting a good cause.