FEM Projects: International Women’s Day


The International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated annually on 8th of March since 1975, commemorates the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. It aims at honoring the achievements of women and promoting women’s rights, especially suffrage, gender equality, equal opportunities, right to education and right to own property, among many others.

After the 2020 and 2021 pivotal themes of the IWD, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” and “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”, respectively, this year the main focus of the International Women’s Day lies on “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. The idea behind the IWD has always been to foster a world free of bias and stereotypes, to fight discrimination against women, and to call out gendered actions or assumptions, but this year the IWD’s crucial theme strives to acknowledge the contribution of women and girls involved worldwide in sustainability actions who are tackling climate change-related issues.

Among the several topics that the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament is dealing with, one section is dedicated to Women’s Right terminology. The FEM projects encompass specialized terminology related to Gender Violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Gender Gap, Gender-based discrimination, Pay equity, Reproductive rights, and many more.

These terminology records cover English, Italian, Greek, Romanian and Russian and recently new entries were also added in French and Spanish thanks to the collaboration between TermCoord and the University of Naples “Parthenope” in the framework of the Terminology without Borders initiative, thus enriching FEM project’s language combinations range.

Find out more and visit the FEM glossaries here!

Do you wish to contribute to the multilingual glossaries with new language combinations?

Please click here and fill in the collaboration request form.


Encyclopedia Britannica. 2022. International Women’s Day | holiday | Britannica. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.britannica.com/topic/International-Womens-Day. [Accessed 08 March 2022].

Global Fund for Women. 2022. Women’s Human Rights – Global Fund for Women. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/. [Accessed 08 March 2022].

UN Women – Headquarters. 2022. International Women’s Day 2022: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” | UN Women – Headquarters. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/announcement/2021/12/international-womens-day-2022-gender-equality-today-for-a-sustainable-tomorrow. [Accessed 08 March 2022].

Angelica Marino

Written by Angelica Marino

Angelica and attended the Sorbonne University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Literatures and Languages, then pursued her studies in Paris, at the ISIT University, for a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Translation and Communication. Besides, she holds a Double Master’s Degree in Language Industry and Specialized Translation from the Paris Diderot University and is preparing a Web Design and Digital Creation Master’s Certification.