International Women’s Day is back again this year, but maybe just a quick ‘What is it/What do we do/Why do we do it?’
International Women’s Day is a day in the calendar of Women’s History Month throughout March that is to celebrate, recognise and display the achievements of women all over the world. In this male-dominated society, we want to show that girls run the world! This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter – that women deserve equal opportunities, equal pay, equal rights, equal freedom. Whilst we have made huge strides in this in the UK, there is still a long way to go until women are treated as equals throughout the world.
Across our campuses we have a host of activities going on, so keep an eye on your inboxes for a simple way of getting involved and nominating the women in your life for a ‘TSD Woman of Recognition Award’! This is an opportunity for you to celebrate your girlfriend, lecturer, best friend or anyone else for anything that deserves recognition: juggling children and a full-time degree, making your lectures relevant and engaging, or for generally just being a very good human!
As well as this, we are also holding the annual Reclaim the Night event on our Lampeter and Carmarthen Campuses on Friday 8th March. This march is to address the constant unwanted sexual assault, physical violence and street harassment that women and girls face on nights out, and how respect is deserved even in the most vulnerable of spaces. We will have placard making sessions happening before this event, so come down and get your favourite feminist slogans up on boards for the world to see!
See you there!
‘Whoever we are and wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no.’