International Women’s Day, on Monday 8 March is an annual celebration.
Published: Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
This is a day which recognises and showcases the achievements of women world over as well as highlighting the inequalities and injustices we need to keep fighting. In recognition of this day, Hounslow Council would like to invite you to a virtual event on Wednesday 10 March 2021.
This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge and the event aims to help raise awareness of the impact of COVID-19 on women in the community along with exploring issues around domestic violence, particularly during the pandemic.
Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency said: “ We are proud to support International Women’s Day, a day that brings together women from all continents, often divided by national boundaries and ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences.
“As a Council we challenge inequality and gender bias, working towards a future where every woman’s voice, role, and contribution are visible and valued - so let's all choose to challenge.
“We have a fantastic line up of speakers for the event and I would like to invite you all to join in and hear from these inspirational women.”
Topics at the event will range from the impact of COVID-19 on women in the borough to women in sport along with readings from Monuments, an anthology written by Hounslow Action for Youth. There will also be a Q&A for attendees to ask questions and engage with the panellists.
Panellists include Aldona Zywicka-Thornton, Hounslow Parent/Carer Forum, Oonah Lacey, a volunteer at food banks across the borough and Natalie Sexton, a Harlequin coach and Hounslow resident.
Register and book your place via Eventbrite.