International Women’s Day: One.Org

8th March 2017

Happy International Women’s Day!!

I have been humbled this week, taking part in various events to mark International Womens Day. I have heard powerful messages from many inspirational women.

I took part in the IWD debate in Parliament – “You educate a man, you educate an individual. You educate a woman you educate a family.”

I attended the One.Org Poverty is Sexist Event which highlights the 130 million girls who don’t go to school as they are not allowed. This is unfair, unjust and perpeptuates poverty. I believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.

And lets not forget the thousands of WASPI women who’s retirement plans have been shattered and continue to fight for this injustice.

You are all an inspiration.