Better the balance, better the world. That's the message of this year's International Womens Day on Friday, March 8th. 

Posted on Thursday 28 February 2019 by James Pilkington

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social,economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. 

International Women's Day has occurred for well over a century, with the first International Women's Day gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to
this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women's equality.

Each year, many International Women's Day events are held worldwide - global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings and much more. 

As on previous International Women's Days no male voices will be heard on Bolton FM as we feature all female guests and presenters to reflect the passion and drive woman living or working in the borough have for
their town. 

We are still working on the final line-up as I write this column and we'll tell you more about our schedule for International Women's Day closer to the time in the Bolton News and on Bolton FM's website - 

2019 marks the 13th Midnight Memories Walk for Bolton Hospice, and we want to make it the biggest, brightest and most memorable yet! 

Under the light of an almost full moon, you can join hundreds of other people in Bolton town centre for an 8 mile journey from the Market Place Shopping Centre, along Chorley New Road to the Beehive roundabout and
back again. 

Bolton Hospice's Midnight Memory Walk takes place on the 15 of June, why not visit the Hospice's website to find out more?