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Journée de la Femme / International Women’s Day
2nd March - 13th March
Journée des Droits des Femmes
International Women’s Day 2020 will be held on Sunday 8th March, with activities taking place throughout the week.
Photo Credits: Rochelle Brockington / EyeEm & Cole Ndelu / EyeEm
In England, 2018 marked the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, when (certain) women won the right to vote for the first time. Over one hundred years on and the World Economic Forum predicts that gender parity is still over 200 years away!
There have been several important international gender equality movements over recent years, including #MeToo and #TimesUp. Although these campaigns gave an indication of the worrying extent of the problem, they also showed the huge global support for finding a solution.
As the IWD group says, we cannot be complacent. We must continue to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and communities, celebrating women’s achievements and tenaciously challenge bias.
So strike a pose and let’s be #EachforEqual
Madame Hermaline Malherbe, President of the Département des Pyrénées-Orientales, is proud to be celebrating the 11th year of the Semaine des Droits des Femmes festival in our region.
With many events across a multitude of venues, this is a great chance for men and women to participate in enhancing the roles and rights of women around the world.
You can download the full programme here
(Scroll to the bottom and click the pdf. file under the heading Téléchargements)