Led by newly appointed editor-in-chief of The Sun, Victoria Newton, the edition will focus on women’s issues, advice, and champion some of the UK’s most inspirational women, across news, features, Fabulous and its front page.
Throughout the paper, say the publishers, there will be interviews with athletes from The Women’s Sport Trust, who have broken down barriers, honest advice from celebrities who have overcome bitter adversities, and inspirational stories from some of Britain’s leading women.
It will also cover discussions that took place during an event held by The Sun for 130 London school girls. The group heard Claudia Winkleman, Davina McCall and Alex Scott talk honestly on how they faced hurdles along the road to success, and followed their own dreams.
Victoria Newton said: “The Sun is Britain’s best-selling newspaper, and this International Women’s Day, we’re using that platform to shine a light on women’s issues.
“In our very special edition of the Sun on Sunday, we’re featuring stories from women who are breaking glass ceilings in the traditionally male fields of sport, science and media. And we think our readers - particularly the younger ones - will be inspired by their message that all life’s hurdles are surmountable.
“We were also delighted to partner up with some fantastic women’s charities in a bid to boost their profiles, including Dress for Success - which empowers women to achieve economic independence - and Women In Sport - the only charity researching the transformational power of sport purely from the perspective of women and girls.
“As one of only a handful of female newspaper editors, I’m proud to have been part of a project which is bringing International Women’s Day to life for our readers. And I look forward to making this special edition an annual Sun tradition.”
The Sun has developed a campaign to support the special edition. Named ‘Just A…’ it highlights the often-forgotten facts about women featured in the paper, which demonstrate their achievements and accolades. It is running across The Sun in the lead-up to Sunday and was created by an all-female team at The Sun and in-house agency Pulse.