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International Women’s day took place on Monday 8th March. WAITS staff and service users were part of the Day being clear in the message to Choose to Challenge.
From the first IWD Campaigning for Women’s rights to Vote and Women’s working conditions on March 19th, 1911 to 110 years later where the message is Choose to challenge, International Women’s Day is celebrated through the colours:
- Purple for dignity and Justice
- Green for Hope and
- White for Purity
Even with the challenges of Covid WAITS staff were able to spread their support of IWD through our message:
WAITS Charity Are Celebrating to Help Forge a Gender Equality World. International Women’s Day Monday 8th March 2021. We Celebrate Women’s Achievement, Raise Racial Awareness, Take action for Equality #choosetochallenge #IWD2020
Our service users had a fantastic day of workshops hosted by commendable women:
Zerelda from ZeiCakes did an amazing online cupcake workshop with the women, who were supplied with all the ingredients and tools. They made beautiful purple themed cupcakes to show support.
Michele from MDTI gave another fantastic workshop on women’s health, speaking to service users of all ages about the important health topics such as covid, the menopause and sexual health.
The last workshop was managed by staff choosing to challenge our service users to set themselves some goals for the year via the futureme.org website, so they can see what they have achieved by next IWD.
WAITS are proud to support International Women’s Day!