International Women’s Day is a coming together of women from all backgrounds and cultures to celebrate their experiences and achievements through the ages and up to the present day. These diverse events from across the globe celebrate women in roles such as politics, economics, social and family matters, the arts and entertainment.
In March 2014, Citizens’ Eye Derby met with organisers Vanessa and Sonya along with a variety of contributors to International Women’s Day in Derby and discussed what the day meant to them.
Patricia spoke to us about the importance of Women’s Guilds and Cooperatives which pre-date the Suffragettes. Francis from the Derby Museum spoke of the role played by women in The First World War and the subsequent changing attitudes, while Carla from the RAF discussed women in the RAF today.
Angie from Derby County Football Association spoke about the wide range of sporting activities available to people of all ages, while Bianca from No More Page Three discussed the objectification of women in the media.