International Women’s Day

International Womens Day,  

It’s a global day about celebrating the achievements of women and advancing their rights. 

And it’s my favourite day of the year! 

Being a woman is both amazing and incredibly challenging. I don’t think I can say it better than America Ferrera’s iconic speech in the 2023 Barbie movie.

Despite celebrating International Women’s Day for over 100 years, things are not equal when it comes to men and women in the world. There are shocking statistics about domestic abuse, child marriage, and accessing education. Women are disproportionally affected by poverty making up 70% of ‘poor’ worldwide. Attitudes to men and women and how we present ourselves and conduct ourselves in the world are steeped in double standards, and misogynistic language is entrenched in everyday speech. 

That’s the bad side, the good side is all the women who have fought for change, to advance women’s rights but also to gain recognition and success in their chosen fields. From Emmeline Pankhurst to Princess Dianna, Greta Thunberg and Jameela Jamal.  

I love it on International Women’s Day when women are shouted out and celebrated from athletes to fashion designers to space craft engineers. 

I like the empowering quotes. I like the inequality being highlighted because the facts are undeniable.  

“Feminism is about all genders having equal rights and opportunities. It’s about respecting diverse women’s experiences, identities, knowledge and strengths, and striving to empower all women to realise their full rights.

https://iwda.org.au/learn/what-is-feminism/

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Inspire Inclusion and we are very proud to be…

Introducing The SIS Project

She Is Supported

The consortium is made up of The Brandon Centre, Highbury Roundhouse, Mary’s Youth Club, and Prospex.

We are very happy to announce that we have been granted ‘Deliver and Develop’ funding for the next two years by Propel London which will increase the joined-up Girls Work offer in Islington.

Propel London has always been about collaboration, and this is exactly what this consortium is set to do.  

Delivered by qualified youth workers routed in Islington’s community. Our projects boast over 100 years of collective delivery in the borough and demonstrable track records of supporting some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.

You can also hear more about our Passion for Girls work and The SIS Project on Prospex’s latest podcast.

https://shows.acast.com/the-prospex-podcast

The Prospex Podcast – Hosted by The Prospex Charity (acast.com)

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