The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. This day commemorates a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated for over 100 years. This year in celebration of women the Debating and Feminist Society are holding a debate on the 8th of March. This will be in support of Swansea Women’s Aid with donations from the audience.
The debate will take place at 2pm In Faraday, Room L on the 8th of March. The three topics that the teams will be discussing are:
• Should the International Men’s Day be celebrated?
• Discussion of the Women’s March and the intersectional value of the march.
• Women Quota’s in the Workplace – should there be compulsory seats for women?
Why should you care or attend this event? The President of the Feminist society explains:
“The aim of International Women’s Day is to achieve full gender equality. However in 2017 this still isn’t the case, women are still disadvantage because of their gender resulting is loss of rights, violence and education. International Women’s Day is also about given women a voice and recognizing achievements of women from all over the world.
As the title states, it involves women from all over the globe. So you may not see every day inequality, but that does not mean it is not still occurring every day somewhere else.
Why you should attend our event? It’ll be an interesting opportunity to hear a rounded view of both sides of the arguments and you may learn something? It’ll also be great fun”