Monday, 9 March 2015

International Women's Day

Sunday the 8th of March was International Women’s Day, with events happening from Friday the 6th through to Monday the 9th.

This isn’t intended to be an occasion like Mothers’ Day, where you go around telling women how wonderful they are (but you can if you want to). 

No, it’s an opportunity to reflect on social history and look at the way women’s roles have been defined, challenged and changed over the years – and then consider the current state of gender relations in society.

It just so happens we have some resources that can help with that.

Have a look at some of our books and resources concerning:

And, remember - there are still women in the world who are not legally permitted to drive a car, vote or show their faces in public.  Even in cultures where women supposedly enjoy a greater level of equality and freedom, men are still paid more, on average, than their female counterparts.

It never hurts to remember that there's still a lot of work to do on the gender equality front.

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