March 8 is International Women’s Day, or Frauen*kampftag in Germany, a day to commemorate the fight for women’s rights, and to celebrate how far we’ve come. This year, for the very first time, Berlin is getting a public holiday to mark the occasion. Which means you’ll be looking for something to do, right?

Fighting for gender equality can feel exhausting and never ending, but real change happens if we are able to make small changes in attitudes and behaviours at home and in the workplace. And by raising our voices and celebrating achievements when we have them, we keep moving forward.

If you want to do something to celebrate International Women’s Day in Berlin, I’ve handpicked a few exciting events.


If you’ve ever been to a demonstration in Berlin, you know it’s always a party. In Berlin, the Frauen*kampf Demo starts at 14:00 at Alexanderplatz.

There will also be demonstrations and speeches at Hermannplatz later in the day, although as far as I can tell, there’s no Facebook event for that this year.

Women’s Empowerment Events

W.E. is hosting a series of workshops throughout the day, and a listening party in the evening, in Neukölln. The workshops are free, inclusive, and addressing topics relevant to women/nb/trans/intersex/genderqueer people.

Female Art of Crossing Cultures

Presentations, film screening and performances in Mitte, hosted by 7 women artists. This event is €20 and you should book in advance.

Pop-Up Shop for IWD19

Independent female Berlin-based artists, designers, makers, and business owners are coming together for a pop-up shop, so you can support female creators in Neukölln. Bonus, there’s free drinks and snacks.

Yoga & Free Vegan Brunch

The ladies at Yoga Hub Berlin are hosting a free vegan brunch after their yoga session on Friday, yum!

Happy International Women’s Day!