Celebrating International Women's Day 2023

UKWFN hosted an in-person event to celebrate International Women's Day 2023 at the Edinburgh Storytelling Centre on 7 March 2023.

Our Women's Project Coordinator Jenny Ramsden introduced the event by citing that dignity is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Esteemed speakers at the event, the Right Honourable Scottish Minister for Equalities and Older people Christina McKelvie pointed out that the Scottish Parliament is gender balanced, and the Rev Bonnie Evans-Hills spoke about the difficulties and challenges faced by women refugees and asylum seekers. UKWFN Chair Ravinder Kaur Nijjar explained that founders of worlds religions had given women equal status which has been overlooked or lost through time.

A facilitated discussion took place after the Dignity of Women Exhibition and many felt more empowered and keen for action. As International Women's Day comes to a close, let us all commit to work together to make a difference in the lives of millions of women around the world.

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