The 13 successful organisations will share £30,000 for events which celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
Soroptimist International is planning an exhibition at Swansea’s Waterfront Museum to include workshops and lectures whilst the University of Wales Newport is holding a dinner to celebrate the successes of women throughout the past 100 years.
Elsewhere in Wales, Welsh Women’s Aid is running events in Aberystwyth, Bangor and Cardiff to showcase women’s achievements and also highlight global initiatives to protect women’s rights.
Announcing the funding, Wales’ Social Justice Minister Carl Sargeant said,
"Around the world, International Women’s Day marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women and recognises the challenges and discrimination still faced by women today.
"When the first event was held almost a hundred years ago, its success surpassed the hopes of the organisers. The continuing worldwide success of the events each year is a testament to their efforts, and to the continuing hard work and sacrifices of women throughout the past hundred years.
"I am delighted to show my support for International Women’s day and I hope the events are a roaring success."
The grants have been awarded under the Welsh Assembly Government’s Advancing Equality Fund.