This week, International Women's Day dominated the news

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This week, International Women's Day dominated the news

International Women's Day was the big story on Dezeen this week. We launched our Move the Needle initiative, to improve gender equality, and the Woman Architect of the Year 2018 award was announced.

Sandra Barclay became the seventh recipient of the Woman Architect of the Year prize, winning for her work on The Museo de Sitio Julio C Tello archaeology museum in Peru.

Help us Move the Needle on gender equality

To coincide with International Women's Day, Dezeen announced Move the Needle, an initiative focused on addressing the gender imbalance in architecture and design with the help of readers.

Foster + Partners became the first major global architecture studio to commit to change, after revealing the gender pay gap in its staff salaries earlier in the week.

Iconic logos replaced with female figures for International Women's Day

We covered a number of projects marking International Women's Day this week, including a range of iconic logos with male figures reimagined as women and Brewdog's pink-branded "beer for girls", which was labelled irresponsible on social media.

Meanwhile, speakers at Dezeen and RIBA's Must do Better talk on diversity highlighted the link between an inclusive and diverse workforce and the success of businesses.

Balkrishna Doshi wins Pritzker Prize 2018

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi was named as 2018 laureate of the Pritzker Prize, architecture's most illustrious award.

Eva Franch i Gilabert was elected director of the Architectural Association school in London, becoming the first woman to hold the post, while "visionary curator" Yesomi Umol was announced as the artistic director for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019.

David Adjaye unveils plans for National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra

BIG unveiled new renderings of a pair of twisted residential towers, which are currently under construction in New York's Chelsea, alongside the city's elevated High Line park.

Also revealing plans this week was David Adjaye, who released designs for the National Cathedral of Ghana in the capital city Accra, which will feature a 5,000 seat auditorium under its concave roof.

John Pawson and Amanda Levete join judging panel for Dezeen Awards

Amanda Levete, Sadie Morgan, John Pawson and Terence Conran were among the 20 new notable architects and designers added to the judging panel for the Dezeen Awards, which are now open for entries.

Barbie launches collection of female role models for International Women's Day

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included Bernardo Bader Architects' larch-clad Swiss house, a São Paulo apartment with a swimming pool as it's centrepiece and a collection of Barbie dolls based on female role models launched for International Women's Day.