The word on International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women's Day, we wanted to showcase the amazing power and strength of young women's voices. So we gathered together some of our favourite, red hot talented spoken word superstars to perform their pieces on the theme of women and gender. Meet our poets in the vid above.

We're going to be releasing their funny, heartbreaking, powerful, hit-you-in-the-guts honest pieces over a week.

YWCA Auckland is a feminist organisation and part of a global movement of women leading change. 

Every day we work hard to support young women in Auckland - and we advocate hard too, for a gender-equal future.

We want a world where the voices of all women are heard, respected and celebrated. A world where 100% opportunity for women and girls is simply the norm, not another negotiation.

Sound good? Well, as you can imagine, there's still quite a lot to do.

So, are you in? Join us!