International Women’s Day – 8 March

Brigidines acknowledge the UN International Women’s Day (IWD) which is celebrated annually around the world on 8 March.

IWD invites our recognition and affirmation of the achievements of women worldwide. IWD also aims to shine light on the continuing existence of gender-based inequity.


Consider…. two active worldwide networks, initiated and led by women religious:

The Brigidine Congregation  partners with and supports the work of UNANIMA International.   UNANIMA aims to advocate on behalf of women and children who live in economic poverty and to  sponsor women and children from Africa, Asia, and the Americas to speak on their own behalf at the United Nations.  UNANIMA – Women & Children

UNANIMA  honours and celebrates the courage of women worldwide: UNANIMA – Women of Courage



Read UNANIMA’s recent Newsletter here:  UNANIMA News March 2024




Talitha Kum  is the umbrella network of Sisters-led networks against trafficking of humans. Talitha Kum networks around the world are committed to education, supporting access to survivor services, companionship and  advocacy to eradicate human trafficking.

For the past six years, Sr. Colleen Jackson RSC has been Talitha Kum’s regional representative for Oceania.  Brigidines affirm with gratitude Colleen’s courageous contribution to the work of ACRATH and Talitha Kum. As the outgoing regional representative, Colleen shares her insights:  Colleen Jackson reflections…


Consider… Brigid, Woman of Peace, Homily by Canon Alison Joyce: Homily – St Brigid’s Day Kildare 2024

Consider…The legacy of  Lowitja O’Donoghue



Prayer for women from CAFOD, UK:




Reflection :  Reflection for International Women’s Day from Caritas Australia





Caritas Internationalis has created a Resource– “Equality, Encounter, Renewal” – as part of a month of action on empowering women:  Equality-Encounter-Renewal







“I have come that you may have life
and have it to the full.”
-John 10.10