Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Celebrating International Women's Day 2016 - March 8th

International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March 8th throughout the world. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. This year the UN theme for International Women's Day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality".

So what action can we take? We can Pledge For Parity! Everyone - men and women - can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly - whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Make your PLEDGE now!

As is now tradition, Femetalism celebrates this day with a selection of photographs taken throughout the previous 12 months at the live music events we have attended.  Although we have been taking a break from Femetalism, we have still been out and about, attending gigs as much as we can. Craig has included a total of 59 photos of the women in music we have seen since last March.



A full sized version can be seen here: http://imgur.com/eqKcodK.

A massive shout out to all of the women featured in this years collage - honestly blown away by the vast number of you - and to all of the women in music we haven't been able to include this time! Each and every one of you are stepping it up for gender equality and we are so proud to have been able to capture you on your journey.

  1. Christa Calamatta - Rising Sunset - Metal Over Malta
  2. Diane Camenzuli - Weeping Silence - Metal Over Malta
  3. Heike Langhans - Draconian - Metal Over Malta
  4. Lisa Rieger - Hydra - Northern Symphony
  5. Rose Avalon - Northern Symphony
  6. Hayley Button - Cruel Humanity - Northern Symphony
  7. Aimee Swift - Cathar - Northern Symphony
  8. Monique Op Heij - Seventh Sin - Northern Symphony
  9. Kate Norris - Control The Storm - Northern Symphony
  10. Clare Webster - Edenfall - Northern Symphony
  11. Vicky Johnson - Winter In Eden - Northern Symphony
  12. Laura Guldemond - Synergy Protocol - UK Chaos Tour
  13. Tiggy Dee - Eva Plays Dead - The Rocking Chair
  14. Lizzie - Sertraline - The Rocking Chair
  15. Maja Shining - Forever Still - The Rocking Chair
  16. Laura Tracey - The Fall Of Eve - Dames Of Darkness
  17. Leisl Heath - The Fall Of Eve - Dames Of Darkness
  18. Mel Adams - Aonia - Dames Of Darkness
  19. Joanne Robinson - Aonia - Dames Of Darkness
  20. Philippa Ricketts - Dames Of Darkness
  21. Andrea Casanova - Rainover - Dames Of Darkness
  22. Fiona Creaby - Apparition - Dames Of Darkness
  23. Amy Lewis - Apparition - Dames Of Darkness
  24. Olivia Hyde - Bad Pollyanna - Dames Of Darkness
  25. Marie Mac Leod - Whyzdom - Dames Of Darkness
  26. Thumri "Cookie" Paavana - Soul Shredder - Black Mass 2
  27. Hannah Delany - Evyltyde - Black Mass 2
  28. Abi Prettyman - Black Mass 2
  29. Beck Baldwin - Control The Storm - Black Mass 2
  30. Sarah Stride - Black Mass 3
  31. Victoria Walker - Fire At Dawn - Black Mass 3
  32. Saneeta Ram - Celestial Wish - Black Mass 3
  33. Vicious Precious - Pretty Addicted - Black Mass 3
  34. Tori Lamour - Black Mass 3
  35. Tyra Devanney - ALPHA - Black Mass 3
  36. Maria Poulston - ALPHA - Black Mass 3
  37. Chloe Jones - ALPHA - Black Mass 3
  38. Ana Nowosielska - Altered Sky - Black Mass 3
  39. Tank - Chasing Dragons - Black Mass 3
  40. Kate - Chasing Dragons - Black Mass 3
  41. Georgina Biddle - Skyclad - Warhorns
  42. Nina Spruk - Mist - The Rocking Chair
  43. Ema Babošek - Mist - The Rocking Chair
  44. Neža Pečan - Mist - The Rocking Chair
  45. Mihaela Žitko - Mist - The Rocking Chair
  46. Lainy Evdd - A Clockwork Opera - The Devil's Masquerade
  47. Vickie Harley - A Clockwork Opera - The Devil's Masquerade
  48. Marie - Alwaid - The Devil's Masquerade
  49. Charlie Blaikie - Reign Of Sirius - The Devil's Masquerade
  50. Eszter Anna Baumann - Ann My Guard - The Fenton
  51. Emily Burt - Lost Effect - The Fenton
  52. Catie Williams - Northern Oak - Triptych EP Launch
  53. Bebe Barnsley - Rugosa - Valkyrian Festival
  54. Vicky - Pulverise - Valkyrian Festival
  55. Jojo - Pulverise - Valkyrian Festival
  56. Gemma Lawler - Dakesis - Valkyrian Festival
  57. Amie Chatterley - Dakesis - Valkyrian Festival
  58. Paige Lee - Outright Resistance - Valkyrian Festival
  59. Marieke Delanghe - Heonia - Valkyrian Festival

Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.
Photography by Craig Andrews.