Women's sporting events around the world mark International Women’s Day
With increased media attention, greater sponsorship, mainstream television coverage and big wins for women’s teams, there's been massive progress made towards creating an equal platform for women sporting champions.
On Sunday 8th March, people around the world are coming together to celebrate International Women’s Day – and sport is one way to mark the day.
Here are some great events taking place on IWD.
International Women's Day sees the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final in Australia
The countdown is on to break the world record for the highest ever attendance for a standalone women's sporting event worldwide - and to change women's sports forever.
The match provides a momentous time in the history of women's equality. It will have equal billing to the men's final and, with 100,024 seating, will be played in the world's largest cricket ground by capacity.
Cricket Australia will also add to any prize money won by the Australian women’s cricket team to ensure equality with the men’s winnings while the prize money pool for the 2020 women’s World Cup has increased by 320% on the 2018 tournament.
Pop singer Katy Perry performs at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final on International Women's Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Predicted to be the biggest women’s cricket match to date, Perry’s appearance reinforces the poularity of women's sporting events.
“I'm all about celebrating equality and the achievements of women, which naturally happens on a global scale on International Women's Day. It’s no coincidence that I said yes to performing live at the women's final on this day,” says Perry. “I hope to bring a unifying, electric performance playing some of my most empowering songs for the best female cricketers on the planet and some of my greatest fans, as we all unite to support gender equality and empower people to achieve everything that they desire.”
Mater Chicks in Pink support breast cancer victims via fun run
In association with partner RACQ, Mater Chicks in Pink is organizing a fun run to raise money to support women with breast cancer.
Mater Chicks in Pink helps women lighten the emotional and financial burden of breast cancer. In association with partner RACQ, Mater Chicks in Pink is organizing a fun run to raise money to support women with breast cancer.
For both sport and IWD, uniting people is the name of the game. So what better way to mark IWD 2020 than a fun run that brings women together to fight against breast cancer?
Pune Women’s Half Marathon promotes women’s health
Meanwhile in India, women will also be running in support of IWD as part of the Pune Women’s Half Marathon (PWHM)
An annual event organized by Free Runners, PWHM celebrates womanhood and the ability for women to transform themselves and others. It also aims to promote healthy living and its positive impact by encouraging women to reach their individual fitness goals.
Women set goals and test limits at Los Angeles Marathon
Women in the United States are also putting on their running shoes for IWD. The Los Angeles Marathon 2020 celebrates all women for setting goals, testing limits, and being an important part of the positive and supportive local community.
One of the largest marathons in the US, 24,000 athletes from all 50 States and more than 67 countries with run from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica finish line.
It's time to bring equality to women's sports
Join the global movement and step up to truly make a difference for women's sport on International Women's Day and beyond.