Oxford International Women’s Festival

Women’s Journeys,
Oxford City of Sanctuary

1—17 March 2024

Join us for two weeks of events, online and in venues across Oxford.

Celebrate women’s personal journeys of discovery and find inspiration from women who have built successful lives, following journeys of trauma and heartbreak.

About OIWF

Organised by local women to reflect a wide range of backgrounds and experience, our annual festival has played a significant part in the community for over a quarter of a century.

It offers an exciting and informative programme including exhibitions, workshops, topical talks, walks, performances and social events celebrating women’s achievements in sport, science, politics, health, film, literature, theatre and more…

We aim to highlight women’s local, national and international issues as well as championing those who are campaigning to improve women’s lives in Oxford and beyond.

A fantastic variety of events take place each year in various venues throughout Oxford city and the wider county. The festival always includes the celebration of International Women’s Day with a main event in the Town Hall. We are proud of our 30 year long history as an International Women’s Festival and of the many exciting offshoots from our work among the grassroots community groups of Oxford.

Past events

2014 saw the 25th Anniversary of the Oxford International Womens Festival, and as part of the celebrations we created an archive of events from past festivals, for people to enjoy again.

Get involved

The Oxford International Women’s Festival could not exist without the dedication of our volunteer collective.

Whether it’s contributing on a regular basis to the committee, helping to organise an event or simply handing out flyers, there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

We’re looking for volunteers to help out at the main event on 6th March 2020, so if you are interested in getting involved please get in touch.

Who we work with

Here are some of the companies and organisations we have partnered with for the 2020 festival.