‘Here come the girls’ of Eden Girls’ School, Slough

It was ‘girl power’ all the way as pupils marked International Women’s Day 2019 on 8 March.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration observed on 8 March every year. It is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as highlight those areas where action is still needed to bring about equality.

The students welcomed prominent gender equality campaigner Julie Siddiqi to the school to speak about the importance of challenging gender discrimination and working towards a fairer, more gender-balanced world. Julie has a background in community grass roots work spanning 20 years and has founded a local charity for Muslim women’s needs which she led for 10 years, gaining an acute knowledge of the personal challenges faced by women.

Principal Karim Murcia said:

“We want to encourage all our pupils to achieve and strive. By introducing pupils to strong and successful women and hearing their first-hand experiences, we have empowered our pupils and showed them that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. Our young women are hugely positive about and ready to embrace, the next step in their lives.”

For further information on Internal Women’s Day 2019 visit www.internationalwomensday.com.

PUPILS celebrated International Women’s Day with a visit from gender equality campaigner Julie Siddiqi.

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