International Women's Day

Sunday 8 March

Today, we want to thank all the women working at the VSC and for making it such an incredible place to work. 

International Women’s Day began as a movement for women’s suffrage. The earliest instance was in 1903 by Emmeline Pankhurst, as women were demanding the right to vote. The day was only recognised by the United Nations in 1975, but ever since it has created a theme each year for the celebration, this year #EachforEqual.

Although many years have passed by, women are still fighting for equality throughout the world. Whether it is for political rights, positions in government leadership, economic equality, it is still an uphill battle for women regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion. It is a cause which ignites passion and unites us globally.  

By promoting the social, cultural, political, and educational achievements of women and highlighting the struggles endured along their journeys to our children, it will inspire our future generations to be the catalysts for change that we still need in this world today. 

In today’s modern world, technology and social media are proving to be a major catalyst for change. According to Facebook, International Women’s Day was the most talked event in 2019.  Slowly but surely the pioneer women from our past are paving the way for a brighter future for today’s women, our daughters, and our future generations.

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.

Mark Field, Operations Director

 

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