International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. That day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrial world that saw the booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights. International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. Whatever that looks like, but thing is for sure International Women’s Day has been celebrated for well over a century and continues to grow from strength to strength.
The regions GMB Radical Women’s Network held at event at regional office, hosting very exciting speakers with messages we need to highlight throughout our region and delegates with a passion for women’s equality.
- Kelly Murphy from Ann Fowlers House in Liverpool, Salvation Army Specialist in helping women against homelessness (click here for their website)
- Felicity Dowling from Save Liverpool Women' Hospital, trying to save the Liverpool Women's Hospital from closure (click here for their facebook page)
- Francis De'maile spoke about her own domestic abuse experience and her work in this area
- Pat Bennett, daughter of Betty Tebbs, and Lynn Clair spoke about the life of Betty Tebbs and their persoanl experiences with the fantastic campaigner
- Monica Smith was honoured by the GMB Women's Radical Network for her long service to the GMB
Be Bold for Change
GMB is encouraging you to take Bold Action, which will help bring about gender equality.
Be Bold wear Purple
Purple symbolises justice and dignity, two values strongly associated with women’s equality. Wear bright purple clothes and tell everyone why you are doing so.
Be Bold at Work – Why not become a GMB Rep?
It is no good complaining about inequalities that you face in the workplace, so why not do something about it? Talk to your branch or get in touch with regional office about becoming a Workplace Representative and make a difference.
Be Bold – Join a March
Join one of the many Campaign Marches the GMB is involved in throughout the year, showing strength in numbers and demanding change for the better. Campaigns that affect you at work or in the community you live in.
Be Bold – About workplace Equality
Start the ball rolling; talk to your GMB Rep, Officer or National Officer about having equality based policies such as domestic violence or equal pay audits adopted in your workplace.
Check out the Video below