We are engaging in a number of activities this month to promote International Womens Day 2018. On Saturday, there will be a “walk for women” in the city centre. We are going to meet at the Chinatown arch at 1pm and from there, link up with the main procession outside central library. Please do come and join us, in support!
Also, on Thursday 8th March, we will host an event at the Sheung Lok Centre, on the theme of the Womens’ Suffrage movement, details below:
To quote the City Council website:
“2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act of 1918, which saw a change in law that allowed some women the vote for the first time, and there’ll be a host of activities around International Women’s Day to mark that anniversary.
Manchester has a proud place in the history of equality and suffrage, and the key reason is that its people are doers; the women of Manchester are no exception.
Women’s contribution to our city is huge; they contribute enormously to the economy across the professions and all other areas of work. They are also the backbone to family life, helping to create safe and happy neighbourhoods, inspiring trust and friendship.
As a city that remains immensely proud of its women and their many different roles, we want to instil a sense of pride in our Manchester women, and inspire current and future generations to strive for what they want, and we want them to achieve.”