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International Womens Day
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08
Mar

International Women’s Day: It’s not just for women

In the fight for equality, more men should be involved in the conversation. After all, they are half of the equation. International Women’s Day is the perfect time for you to start championing the women in your life and joining the fight for gender equality. Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March...
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08
Mar

Inspirational Quotes: Clara Zetkin | Founder of International Women’s Day

Clara Zetkin was a female politician active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany. She believed in Marxism and was an advocate for women’s rights as well as being a peace activist. In 1910, an International Women’s Conference was organised in Copenhagen. Alongside, Luise Zietz, a prominent of female politician, Zetkin called for the creation...
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08
Mar

Safe & the City launches app to combat sexual harassment in public space

London-based tech start-up, Safe & the City, has launched an app to combat sexual harassment in public spaces. The personal safety app is designed to battle opportunistic crimes and sexual harassment on streets by using GPS technology, crowd-sourced information and crime data from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in London. The app uses police data...
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08
Mar

International Women’s Day: Who was Clara Zetkin?

Clara Zetkin was a female politician active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany and is credited with founding International Women’s Day. She believed in Marxism and was an advocate for women’s rights as well as being a peace activist. In 1910, an International Women’s Conference was organised in Copenhagen. Alongside, Luise Zietz, a prominent...
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Workplace equality
08
Mar

Charting workplace equality on International Women’s Day

Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day. A good opportunity to take stock and reflect on how much we’ve achieved in terms of equality in the workplace here in the UK. Without doubt we have made advances, but it is disappointing that 47 years after the Equal Pay Act we still seem to be discussing...
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08
Mar

Gender balance makes for safer and more engaged employees

Gender balance makes for safer and more engaged employees, claims new research. The five-year, one of a kind study, conducted by Sodexo, found that gender balanced entities saw the number of accidents decrease by 12 per cent. Meanwhile, gender balance management reported an employee engagement rate that was 14 per cent higher than other entities....
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08
Mar

Female military personnel praised for keeping Britain safe

Female military personnel have been praised for keeping Britain safe, on international Women’s Day. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson reflected on the “amazing contribution” women make within the Armed Forces, during a visit to RAF Brize Norton. During the event he met with women on the front line of the RAF’s transport operations, including a Voyager...
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08
Mar

Spirit of 2012 unveils plans for youth-focused centenary exhibition

Spirit of 2012 unveils plans for youth-focused centenary exhibition in Manchester, the birthplace of the suffrage movement. The plan, announced on International Women’s Day, is to stage a centenary exhibition celebrating 100 years since some women won the right to vote in the UK. Called ‘Spirited’, the exhibition will focus on young social activists that...
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