This year commemorates 100 years of some women first gaining the right to vote, a cause to celbrate the start of change for women's place in society. The International Womens Day theme is ‘Press for Progress’ and encourages communities to come together to press for gender parity resognising that there is still much work to be done. This event will highlight the unequal impact of cuts on women since the advent of the coalition government in 2010.
This government has failed to invest in our social infrastructure, health, housing, education and social care which we all depend on to lead healthy and secure lives. Successive budgets have failed to measure the impact these wide ranging cuts have had on women in particular and low income families generally. Women tend to earn less, have more caring responsibilities and tend to make up the majority of one parent families who have suffered the most.
We are lucky to have Labour MEP, Alex Mayer, opening the event with contributions from the WASPI campaign and local Labour party. Speakers will commence at 3.45pm and conclude at 4.30pm.
All are welcome as this is a public event. We have a children’s entertainer for the little ones from 4.30pm.
There will be stalls with information relating to local and national campaigns, including the Dacorum Hospital Action Group who tirelessly campaign for decent hospital services for Dacorum.
Come along and share your thoughts and experiences.