Rather late to be writing this, but been inspired to.
I was very proud to be working with a fantastic group women to mark International Women’s Day (8th of March) this year in Shetland on the hundredth anniversary of some women getting the vote. The vote on the same basis as men was only achieved ten years later.
A very pleasant and well attended evening was held in the Staneyhill Hall , with many activities being available,something that was thoroughly enjoyed by all attending.
Funds were raised to support the important work being done by Shetland Woman’s Aid.
Earlier in the day the Suffragette flag had been raised over the Town Hall , something we had received support for from the Shetland Islands Council to do , and the flag itself having been crowd funded locally to raise awareness of equality issues.
It was important for me to celebrate how far we have come in the past hundred years , but also to remember there is still work to do , women are still disadvantaged in different ways both locally and globally.
We celebrate what has been achieved and become inspired by it to try and make a better future for our children , at least that’s what I have been inspired to do.
As the suffragettes said it is about “Deeds not Words“.
I would like to take another chance to thank every one who worked to make International Woman’s Day such a memorable experience.
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Better late, than never, Zara!
“Deeds, not words.” Indeed – still applies to so much, today.