International Women’s Day is held on 8th March every year and has been observed since the early 90’s. International Women’s Day began in the USA and was led by vocal and active women who challenged inequality and discrimination and demanded better working conditions, equal pay and increased rights. It is now globally recognised across developed and developing countries and is a national holiday in many countries. Through a rich and diverse fabric of national and local activity, International Women’s Day connects women from around the world and enables them to honour women’s advancement and celebrate women’s achievement.

As part of this years celebrations the Chief Executive and the Corporate Management Team (CMT) invite colleagues to join us in a range of events which celebrate ‘Women in Thurrock’

Events

Thursday 6th March 2008

‘Learning Lunch’ – ‘Turning Aspirations into Success, A Women’s Perspective’
A short film followed by Speakers and a lunchtime discussion (A Special Lunch is provided)
Council Chambers and Committee Room 3
12.30pm- 1.30pm

Saturday 8th March 2008 – Saturday 15th March 2008

‘Indulge Yourself’

Healthy Glow Beauty Salon and Orchid Hair and Beauty are offering 15% off treatments.

A thoughtful gift for yourself or for this Mothers Day. * One treatment per customer quoting reference ‘International Women’s Day’

Monday 10th March 2008

‘The Road to Equality’ Exhibition’

A visual exhibition of the Women’s Rights Movement.

Thameside Complex

Wednesday 5th March – Wednesday 12th March

‘School’s Awareness – Gender Equality in Education’
Information and Talks on Gender based bullying

These events are open to all and we positively encourage everyone to attend. For further information or to book please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate Diversity Team, on 01375 652472 or email diversity@thurrock.gov.uk.

We look forward to seeing you.

Yours Sincerely

The Corporate Diversity Team

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