The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Celebrates International Women’s Day



International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. First observed in the early 1900’s, the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day, and recognize some of our partner organizations who share our ideals of advancing women’s rights and removing barriers to equity.


  • Women Venture
    • Women Venture helps women attain economic self-sufficiency through the creation and growth of profitable and sustainable businesses.
  • Minnesota Women’s Consortium  
    • Minnesota Women’s Consortium is a statewide collaboration of 125 organizations and 3,600 individuals, the Women’s Consortium works to achieve equity and justice for women and their families.
  • Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
    • The mission of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is to invest in social change to achieve equality for all women and girls in Minnesota.
  • Association of Women Contractors
    • The Association of Women Contractors (AWC) provides unique support to women business owners in the construction industry. The organization was founded in 1995 by a group of pioneering women who were determined to help other women succeed in a male-dominated industry.
  • Breaking Free
    • Breaking Free is a Minnesota-based non-profit and social justice/social change organization founded in 1996 by Vednita Carter. Every year, Breaking Free helps over 500 women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education.
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